Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Italy: Holocaust denying teacher acquitted in court

Roberto Valvo, a high-school history teacher who claimed there was no proof of the Holocaust, was acquitted in court.  Judge Maria Cristina Muccari ruled that he had expressed a personal opinion, which is not a crime.

Valvo had made the comments, as well as other antisemitic insults, to an 16-year old Jewish student.  Valvo later repeated his comments in a more public forum, and said that the camps were made up, but the judge still ruled that this was a private talk where Valvo expressed his opinions, and not propaganda.

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