Published on Friday, 04 January 2013 23:57 Written by Kate Deimling
Rist, who is “well-known in Alsatian neo-Nazi circles,” was sentenced to a year in prison, but this is just a formality, since he is already serving a 30-year prison term, the maximum established by French law, for murdering a Moroccan shopkeeper in 2001 (he was convicted in 2011).
Rist also seriously injured a retired Moroccan man in 2005 by blowing up his cottage (he was found guilty in 2009) and defiled a Jewish cemetery in 2004 (for which he was convicted in 2007). Between 2004 and 2006, Rist was employed as a night watchman at the Unterlinden Museum, which leads us to ask, “Hello?? Background check?!”