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February 24, 2012

Bishop Richard Williamson’s Holocaust denial conviction thrown out

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:15 am

A court in Nuremberg overturned the conviction of Bishop Richard Williamson for Holocaust denial on Wednesday, but a new indictment is expected in about five weeks.  Although the guilty verdict was set aside on a technicality, Bishop Williamson can be tried again for the same offense.  The Higher Regional Court of Nuremberg threw out the original conviction because a lower court failed to specify when and how Bishop Williamson’s remarks were broadcast to the public.  You can read more about it here.

Bishop Williamson, who is not a German citizen, was originally charged with a crime because of remarks that he made in Germany during an interview with a Swedish broadcaster who put a video of the interview on the Internet where it could be seen in Germany.  The interview took place in Regensburg, Germany in 2008 and was shown on Swedish television.  Bishop Williamson gave permission for the interview to be shown in Sweden, which does not have a Holocaust denial law, but he did not give permission for it to be shown in Germany.

In 2010, a court in Regensburg found Bishop Williamson guilty of inciting hate and fined him around $14,000.  The fine was later reduced to around $9,000. The higher court in Nuremberg has now ruled that the Regensburg court failed to meet the formal prerequisites for prosecution.

Bishop Williamson might have to face trial again, but what will happen to the Swedish guy who set him up?  Nothing, of course.  It is not a crime in Germany for someone to set up a person to be arrested for Holocaust denial.

Let this be a lesson to all you people living in a free country somewhere.  If you go to Germany, don’t even say the word Jew, or you might be arrested and thrown into prison for five years.  You never know if someone might be recording your remarks and setting you up to be tried as a criminal.

5 Comments

  1. I find this whole area fraught with bigotry and hypocrisy. Our ‘fearless’ leaders and their prestitutes sanctimoniously carry on at infanitem about free speech when it suits them but are at best mute or join the chorus of suppression when inconvenient information sufficiently embarrassing to the powerful surfaces.

    Comment by John mortl — November 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

  2. No matter what the law says or does…for this Bishop to deny even the death of one person is cause for concern…and you want him to be accepted by the Pope? and the catholic church…and be a leader? Don’t know how everyone else feels about this but I don’t want someone like that with in 10 feet of me and or my family and friends….

    Comment by k — April 18, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    • Hopefully, you live in a free country which allows you to express your opinion. Don’t ever make the same mistake that Bishop Williamson did when he opened his mouth in Germany, which is not a free country. Some day the tables may turn and it will be against the law to say that 6 million died in the Holocaust because the Red Cross records give a very different number. When that happens, you might be arrested and thrown into prison for 5 years, so watch what you say in countries that don’t have free speech.

      Comment by furtherglory — April 18, 2012 @ 11:52 am

  3. Justice is served for Tradition even if only on a technicality….the venom of the anti-Catholic masonic bigots has been refuted in the courts where they lay their secular and anti-Catholic laws. Ha!

    Comment by eastsidehunky — March 9, 2012 @ 10:23 am

  4. “If you go to Germany, don’t even say the word Jew, or you might be arrested and thrown into prison for five years”

    How will German’s get these unjust and undemocratic laws overturned if they don’t challenge them? I mean, anyone with a bit of time, a capacity for critical thought, and access to the internet can determine that the 6 million gas chamber deaths is pure myth. A very devious myth designed and perpetrated by world jewry to demonize Whites and to silence critics of the jew world order. What are the feelings of Germans on the holohoax? What do they believe in private? With respect to your knowledge and experiences, can you offer me any insights?

    Comment by 911 ✡ ✈▌▌ (@elviswinehouse) — February 26, 2012 @ 2:07 am


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