Neo-Nazi deported from Canada

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2 March 2005, MANNHEIM - A neo-Nazi deported from Canada was to be arraigned in a German court on Wednesday following his arrest the night before upon arrival in his native Germany. Ernst Zuendel, 65, who denies the Holocaust happened, had been wanted on charges of incitement to ethnic hatred. Prosecutors are expected to apply for him to be remanded in custody in the southwestern city of Mannheim. Canada deported Zuendel after a long legal battle. German police led him away when he arrived on a flight at F

2 March 2005

MANNHEIM - A neo-Nazi deported from Canada was to be arraigned in a German court on Wednesday following his arrest the night before upon arrival in his native Germany.

Ernst Zuendel, 65, who denies the Holocaust happened, had been wanted on charges of incitement to ethnic hatred. Prosecutors are expected to apply for him to be remanded in custody in the southwestern city of Mannheim.

Canada deported Zuendel after a long legal battle. German police led him away when he arrived on a flight at Frankfurt International Airport on Tuesday evening.

Confirming the timing, a prosecutions spokeswoman declined to say if other charges would be filed, because the inquiry was continuing.

Zuendel was born in Germany's Black Forest region and emigrated to Canada in 1958.

Canadian police reportedly rated him a danger to public safety in 1996.

After being deported from the United States in 2003, he was arrested in Canada, where the Human Rights Commission ruled that his website was in breach of the constitution.

The claim that the Holocaust was fiction is widespread among neo- Nazis. Under German law, Holocaust denial is punishable as incitement to hatred of Jews and other victims of the Nazis. 

DPA

Subject: German news 

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