BUCHAREST, Romania – A rights group says prosecutors have offended Holocaust victims by exonerating a Romanian mayor who was investigated for wearing a swastika in public.
The Center for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism says Wednesday the decision not to prosecute him "deeply offends the memory of the Holocaust victims killed by people dressed in the same uniform."
It is illegal to display swastikas in Romania.
Mazare later expressed regret for his actions and denied being a fascist or an anti-Semitic. Prosecutors who investigated Mazare closed his case Tuesday.