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11 Jul 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] The Regensberg Court of Appeals in southern Germany on Monday upheld the conviction of British Bishop Richard Williamson for incitement for denying the Holocaust [JURIST news archive]. The court reduced his punishment [AP report], however, to a fine of 6,500 euro from the initial 10,000 euro fine as a … [read more]


Legal News
16 Apr 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth

[JURIST] The Regensburg District Court in southern Germany convicted British Bishop Richard Williamson of incitement on Friday for denying the Holocaust [JURIST news archive] and ordered him to pay a 10,000 euro fine. The case stemmed from an interview to Swedish TV channel SVT1, broadcast in January 2009,in which Williamson … [read more]


Legal News
14 Jan 2008
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] A former defense lawyer for German Holocaust-denier Ernst Zundel [ADL profile; JURIST news archive] was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison Monday after being convicted of incitement and insulting the court during Zundel's original trial in 2005. Throughout Zundel's trial, Sylvia Stolz [Tagespiegel profile, in German; JURIST report] repeatedly … [read more]


Legal News
17 Sep 2007
by Leslie Schulman

[JURIST] The German Federal Court of Justice [official website, in German] said Monday it has dismissed [press release] an appeal made by writer Ernst Zundel [ADL profile; CBC profile] to overturn his February conviction for denying the Holocaust. Earlier this year, Zundel was sentenced to five years in prison after … [read more]


Legal News
23 Aug 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] An Austrian writer wanted for denying the Holocaust was arrested Thursday by Spanish police in Malaga, Spain. Gerd Honsik [Wikipedia profile] was convicted of neo-Nazi activities in his native Austria in 1992 and sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison, but fled to Spain to avoid jail time. Honsik … [read more]


Legal News
20 Mar 2007
by Lisl Brunner

[JURIST] A defense lawyer for German Holocaust-denier Ernst Zundel [ADL profile; CBC backgrounder] has been charged with incitement, attempting to thwart a prosecution, and using banned Nazi symbols during the original trial of Zundel in 2005. According to prosecutors at the Mannheim State Court [official website], Sylvia Stolz [Tagespiegel profile] … [read more]


Legal News
15 Feb 2007
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] A German court on Thursday sentenced anti-Semitic writer Ernst Zundel [ADL profile; CBC profile] to five years in prison after finding him guilty on 14 counts of incitement, libel and disparaging the dead [JURIST report]. Holocaust denial constitutes a crime under Section 130 (3) [text] of the German Federal … [read more]


Legal News
9 Feb 2006
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] The trial of Ernst Zundel [ADL profile; CBC backgrounder] on charges of incitement, libel and disparaging the dead [JURIST report] in connection with denying the Holocaust [US Holocaust Museum backgrounder] resumed on Thursday in Mannheim, Germany after being put on hold last November [JURIST report]. The judge had removed … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jan 2006
by Greg Sampson

[JURIST] A German court on Wednesday announced that the trial of Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel [ADL profile; CBC backgrounder] will restart on February 9, with a verdict expected sometime in March. Zundel's trial was postponed in November after Judge Ulrich Meinerzhagen fired one of Zundel's defense lawyers [JURIST report]. Germany … [read more]


Legal News
17 Nov 2005
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] A spokesman for Austria's Interior Ministry [official website] said Thursday that British historian David Irving [BBC profile] has been arrested on a warrant accusing him of denying the Holocaust. Irving has argued in his books that the scale of the extermination of the Jews during World War II has … [read more]


Legal News
15 Nov 2005
by Brandon Smith

[JURIST] The German trial of Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel [ADL profile; CBC backgrounder] was postponed Tuesday after Judge Ulrich Meinerzhagen fired one of Zundel's lawyers. Judge Meinerzhagen fired Sylvia Stolz because he believed Stolz would not defend Zundel properly, but did not set a date for the trial to reopen … [read more]


Legal News
8 Nov 2005
by Lauren Becker

[JURIST] A court in Mannheim has begun trial proceedings against neo-Nazi Ernst Zundel [ADL profile; CBC backgrounder], a German citizen charged in connection with denying the Holocaust in publications and a website [official website]. Holocaust denial constitutes a crime under Section 130 (3) of the German Federal Criminal Code, which … [read more]

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