Court sentences man for denying Holocaust

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14th December 2007, 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.

14th December 2007

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.

"We thank the Greek justice system for its dignity and for demonstrating that we truly live in a democratic society," Mosis Constantis, the president of the Central Jewish Council of Greece was quoted by the newspaper as saying.

More than 60,000 Greek Jews were killed by the Nazis during World War II.

DPA

Subject: German news


 

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