Four members of a right-wing terrorist cell accused of plotting to attack refugee homes were sentenced to between three and five years in prison on Wednesday by a court in Germany.
Andreas H, Markus W, Denise G and Olaf G - whose full names were withheld in line with German privacy laws - were found guilty of forming a terrorist group in 2014, after making contact via social media.
The court heard that the group's members met in May 2015 in the Saxon city of Borna to plan an attack on a refugee home there.
Markus W and Denise G made concrete preparations for the attack by acquiring fireworks banned in Germany from the Czech Republic with which they planned to create bombs.
The group's ringleader, Andreas H, spoke to Markus W on the phone about these undertakings.
On May 6, 2015, police raided more than a dozen locations associated with the group, arrested the four defendants and confiscated items including firearms, knuckledusters, swords and explosives.