A former-lawyer who has previously been convicted for denying the Holocaust in Germany has been sentenced once again for the offence at a court in Munich.
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A former German attorney with well-known links to the far right has been convicted of Holocaust denial and sentenced to 20 months in prison. Munich state court spokeswoman Andrea Titz said 51-year-old Sylvia Stolz was convicted of inciting racial hatred for denying the Holocaust in a 2012 speech.
Horst Mahler, a former German lawyer sentenced to prison for Holocaust denial, is to be extradited to his homeland, the Budapest Court of Appeals said. Mahler was apprehended in the western Hungarian town of Sopron on May 15 on the basis of an international arrest warrant.
Sylvia Stolz, a former lawyer from Germany who had been arrested in the past for similar reasons, was convicted and sentenced to 20 months in prison after denying that there was sufficient evidence supporting the events of the Holocaust during a speech at a conference in Switzerland.
German neo-Nazi, 88, is convicted again for Holocaust denial after claiming there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz Ursula Haverbeck, 88, was sentenced to six months in jail for Holocaust denial
In Israel, a law to criminalize Holocaust denial was passed by the Knesset on July 8, 1986. Denial of Holocaust (Prohibition) Law, 5746-1986. Definitions 1. In this Law, «crime against the Jewish people» and «crime against humanity» have the same respective meanings as in the «Nazis and Nazi Collaborators Law, 5710-1950.
A prominent German neo-Nazi dubbed the ‘Nazi grandma’ by German media has again been convicted of Holocaust denial and sentenced to eight months in prison.
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In 1985 the Bundestag, the German Parliament, passed a law to make it easier to prosecute deniers via libel law. At the same time, this very law also made it a crime to deny the historical fact that German speaking people were expelled and deported from Eastern Europe in the aftermath of World War II, often having to leave all of their belongings behind.
Ursula Haverbeck, a well-known historical revisionist, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for Holocaust denial by a German court.