German court convicted UK bishop for Holocaust denial

On April 16, 2010, the Regensburg District Court in southern Germany convicted British Bishop Richard Williamson of incitement for denying the Holocaust and ordered him to pay a € 10,000 fine. The case stemmed from an interview to Swedish TV channel SVT1, broadcast in January 2009, in which Williamson said he doubted that six million Jews were killed in gas chambers. The year before, the same court issued a € 12,000 fine against Williamson in connection with the case, but Williamson contested the decision, forcing a public trial.

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