The court in the western city of Feldkirch sentenced one of the defendants - a 24-year-old - to nine years in prison, and the other, aged 21, to eight years. Police described the two as skinheads, but did not identify them by name.
The victim - a 20-year-old German national, according to broadcaster ORF - had been sleeping on a bench in the neighboring German town of Lindau one morning in August 2006 when the two defendants came upon him and started their assault. The victim was in a coma for weeks.
Before the verdict was announced, the men confessed to the crime, apologized to the man's relatives and said they wanted to start a new life, ORF reported.
How could such a powerful air defense system miss dozens of drones and cruise missiles? There can be only one explanation to this
"As soon as we can see the concentration of American aircraft on airfields in Europe, we will simply destroy those airfields by launching our medium-range ballistic missiles at those targets"