Lawyer ejected from neo-Nazi trial in Germany

5th April 2006, Comments 0 comments

5 April 2006, MANNHEIM, GERMANY - A German neo-Nazi's trial was disrupted anew on Wednesday when a far-right female defence lawyer was ejected from the court.

5 April 2006

MANNHEIM, GERMANY - A German neo-Nazi's trial was disrupted anew on Wednesday when a far-right female defence lawyer was ejected from the court.

Supporters again filled the courtroom as Ernst Zuendel, 66, appeared on charges of incitement to racial hatred for denying the Holocaust, which Zuendel's books and website claim never happened.

As the proceedings got under way the judge asked the lawyer - one of six defending Zuendel - to leave the defence bench because another court had barred her from taking part in the proceedings.

When she refused, the judge ordered her eviction and she was carried out of the courtroom by police officers.

There was uproar at the trial in February when the judge jailed a member of the public for four days for contempt after he shouted a remark that compared the judge to a senior Nazi-era judge.

Zuendel has been in detention since his expulsion from Canada in March 2005. He had lived in North America since 1958, but as a German national, he can be charged for offences committed abroad.

DPA

Subject: German news

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