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‘Holocaust Denier’ Case Thrown Out of Court

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posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 06:30 AM
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An alleged Holocaust denier won his fight against extradition to Germany yesterday. Dr Gerald Toben, 64, is accused of publishing anti-Semitic material on his website.

The Australian academic is wanted to stand trial for posting the alleged items between 2000 and 2004. The German authorities claim they are 'of an anti-Semitic and/or revisionist nature'. In the European Arrest Warrant issued in October 2004, he is accused of approving of or playing down the murder of the Jews by the Nazis.

But District Judge Daphne Wickham ruled the warrant invalid today at the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, saying it contained inadequate detail about the offences.

It neither states the name of the website nor where the propaganda is said to have been published from - only referring to the 'world-wide internet'.




posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 07:17 AM
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Good thing theres decent judges like this left in the world.

Convicting someone for an opinion, even a bad taste opinion, is wrong.
People should be allowed to believe in any foolish things they wish without punishment.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 07:35 AM
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It's good that this court action against the defendant failed. Sure he might believe in some wacko stuff - however that's not an offense and should never be considered as such.

Sounds analogous to the movie 1984's "Though Crime" to me.

I can't imagine a world where a precedent such as this court action could be set. Where would it end? What thoughts would be criminalized next?

If anything, the people who brought this to trial should be locked up without a key. It's those kinds of thoughts that are dangerous and totalitarian.

IRM



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 07:45 AM
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My question is NWO oriented. Is he a German subject? How is he subject to their authority? To me it would seem that the wording of a warrant is a technicality (one a self respecting govt could fix in a day or two). But since when are governments allowed to extradite people for....political crimes. Particularly defendants outside their jurisdiction AND purview?

Maybe there's a slogan worthy of Big Brother:

"Thoughtcrime knows no borders."



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 07:56 AM
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Originally posted by muzzleflash


People should be allowed to believe in any foolish things they wish without punishment.


Just there mere fact that thinking in such a way is actually illegal, should clue you in on who really controls things behind the scenes. Maybe then you wouldn't think it's foolish.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 10:28 PM
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Originally posted by LogicalExplanation
Just there mere fact that thinking in such a way is actually illegal, should clue you in on who really controls things behind the scenes. Maybe then you wouldn't think it's foolish.


Fill us in LogicalExplanation! Lay it on the table mate...

Or are you scared of an ATS backlash for a thought crime
heheh

IRM



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