Tuesday, February 24, 2015

France: Nazi jailed for denying Holocaust

Via Iton Gadol:
 A criminal court in Normandy has sentenced French Nazi ideologue Vincent Reynouard to two years in jail for denying the Holocaust in Facebook postings.

The case stems from a complaint filed by a Caen-based association that honours Canada’s Second World War soldiers and was attacked in Mr. Reynouard’s postings for its work commemorating the D-Day landings.

“Prison sentences in freedom-of-speech issues are usually suspended sentences,” Prof. Chilstein said in a telephone interview. “But we are in a context of rampant anti-Semitism, and since the January attacks [in Paris] everyone understands the power of words.” The court wants to appear tough on anti-Semitism.”

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