Greek court sentences man for denying Holocaust in book

A lawyer was handed a 14-month suspended sentence by a Greek court for inciting racial hatred through his book which denies that the Holocaust took place, newspaper reports said Friday.

Greek court sentences man for denying Holocaust in book
A three-member panel of judges found Costas Plevris guilty of inciting violence and racial hatred through his book "Jews: The Whole Truth," the daily Kathimerini newspaper reported.

The Athens court cleared the publisher, editor and a journalist at the small right-wing newspaper Eleftheros Kosmos that published extracts of the book, which was released in 2006.

Appealing his sentence, Plevris said "Jews are trying to fight me with this trial so they can shut my mouth."

He accused Jews of "making a business out of the Holocaust so they can claim compensation from the German state."

Jewish community leaders applauded the court's decision.


Agencies

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