Five of the men were also found guilty of serious breach of the peace, while one was convicted of bodily harm. The court sentenced the defendants to prison terms that ranged from 27 months to 5 1/2 years. The men are between 22- and 32-years-old.
Federal prosecutors argued in court that the men tried to obtain firearms and plotted to overthrow the democratic order in Germany. They said the suspects were leading members of the neo-Nazi, skinhead and hooligan scene in the German city of Chemnitz.