Trial of German Holocaust denier resumes

February 9, 2006 02:14


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The trial of a far-right German white supremacist accused of repeatedly denying the Holocaust resumes Thursday, when Ernst Zundel will face charges of incitement, libel and disparaging the dead. Zundel's trial at the Mannheim state court was halted in November. Since then, Iran has sought to cast doubt on the Nazi genocide and a debate has opened over the West's commitment to free speech. German authorities accuse Zundel of decades of anti-Semitic activities, including repeated denials of the Holocaust - a crime in his native Germany and some other European countries - in documents and on the Internet. Zundel, 66, who once lived in Tennessee and was deported from Canada last year, faces a maximum five years in jail if convicted. Click here to read more.

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