Germany: Convicted Holocaust denier Zundel being released

BERLIN — Far-right activist Ernst Zundel will soon bereleased from prison after serving his five-year sentence for denyingthe Holocaust, a German prosecutor said Wednesday.

Mannheimprosecutor Andreas Grossmann said Zundel, 70, will be released on March1 after receiving credit for time served ahead of his 2007 trial.

Zundel,author of "The Hitler We Loved and Why," was deported from Canada in2005. He was convicted in February 2007 of 14 counts of inciting hatredfor years of anti-Semitic activities, including contributing to a Website devoted to denying the Holocaust — a crime in Germany.

Prosecutorswere able to bring charges in Germany because the Web site wasaccessible there. Zundel, who has also lived in Tennessee, and hissupporters had argued he was exercising his right to free speech.

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