Greek Deputy Justice Minister Costas Karagounis is set to propose a bill banning
religious, ethnic and homophobic incitement, Greek community leader David
Saltiel announced at the 2013 World Jewish Congress plenary assembly in Budapest
According to Saltiel, punishments will range from three
months to six years in prison, or a fine of 20,000 euros.
said that those who engage in Holocaust denial or give the Nazi salute will be
subject to these punitive measure.
Saltiel noted that the bill would not
exclude MPs such as members of the Golden Dawn party which he considers to be a
neo- Nazi organization.
Saltiel was elected deputy vice-president of the
WJC Executive Committee on Monday.