Category : holocaust denial

Britain: two jailed for online racial incitement

Simon Sheppard (51) and Stephen Whittle (42) have become the first people in the UK to be convicted of inciting racial hatred online. Sheppard and Whittle ran websites featuring pictures of murdered jews alongside cartoons and articles deriding ethnic groups. They were tried at Leeds Crown Court last year but before the Jury could return […]

Facebook protests over Holocaust denial groups

Facebook is under fire over its policies, after it emerged that the social networking site has refused to close groups that promote Holocaust denial despite complaints. Read more here

Merkel and the Vatican

Chancellor Angela Merkel has got herself involved in Vatican politics, which, if nothing else, makes a change from the Vatican sticking its nose in to everyone else’s internal politics. Speaking about Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to readmit members of the ultra-traditionalist Society of Pius X into the Vatican fold, in spite of some members’, well, […]

Toben denied bail

Holocaust denier Frederick Toben was returned to custody today, having been denied bail at Westminster Magistrates Court. Toben, 64, is facing extradition to Germany under a European Arrest Warrant.

Extradition will make Dr Toben a martyr

The European Arrest Warrant is a valuable tool, writes Chris Huhne, but it should not be used to restrict freedom of expression

Toben bail hearing delayed

Submissions for bail for Holocaust revisionist Frederick Toben will now not be heard until next week.

Toben hearing adjourned

The extradition hearing of Australian Holocaust revisionist Frederick Toben has been adjourned until 17 October.

Does Britain have a Holocaust denial law?

The arrest of Frederick Toben could have implications for freedom of expression in the UK, says Padraig Reidy

Holocaust denier detained in UK

Frederick Toben, a historian who has been convicted in Germany for Holocaust denial, was arrested by UK police at Heathrow airport yesterday.

Britain: Choices, not rights

The row over whether David Irving and Nick Griffin should speak at the Oxford Union is not an argument about freedom of speech, writes Padraig Reidy “Hello. I’m calling from Index on Censorship, and I’d like to come along to your Free Speech Forum next Monday. Can I put my name down?” “Hmm. You’ll have […]