The defendant Alaa S. arrives at the court in Dresden, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (Matthias Rietschel/dpa via AP)
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A Syrian man was sentenced to 9 1/2 years in prison by a German court Thursday over the fatal stabbing of a man in the eastern city of Chemnitz last year that triggered the worst far-right riots Germany had seen for decades. It is almost exactly a year since the stabbing that led to thousands of right-wingers, including neo-Nazis and football hooligans, marching in Chemnitz and clashing with left-wingers and police.The Cuban-German victim, Daniel Hillig, died of his injuries after being stabbed in Chemnitz on the sidelines of a local festival.Prosecutors had called for a 10-year prison sentence.
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