Wayne Bell, a prominent member of National Action before it was banned in 2016, published hundreds of posts on Twitter and a Russian social media site, including one which described Jewish people as “destructive” and “vile”.
Neo-Nazi National Action was proscribed as a terrorist organisation at the culmination of a long campaign by Campaign Against Antisemitism and others. Mr Bell had also daubed neo-Nazi graffiti on pillars and lampposts in his hometown of Castleford.
His online activity took place between March and December 2016 when he set up a profile on the Russian site VK using the pseudonym Celtic Raider. Among his postings was an image of a man being hanged by a rope with a Star of David on his forehead.
In May 2018, Mr Bell was sentenced to four years and three months in jail at Leeds Crown Court. His sentence was added on to a 30-month jail term he is already serving for involvement in violent clashes with left-wing activists in Liverpool in 2016.
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