Prague upholds suspended sentence for German brothers who defaced Charles Bridge

Prague City Court has upheld a one-year suspended sentence against two German tourists who were caught by police in the act of tagging a Charles Bridge stone support in July 2019.

The older one, Benjamin Wittig, had appealed the ruling while his half-brother Niclas Steiger admitted guilt, but said he had not realized how important a cultural monument Charles Bridge is. Witting claimed that Steiger alone had sprayed the five by two metres graffiti message.

The German brothers were each fined 100,000 crowns, ordered to pay the clean-up costs, and banned from entering the Czech Republic for five years. Steiger's sentence was already in effect.

Author: Brian Kenety