French Holocaust denier could face lawsuit

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PARIS, Dec 13, 2006 (AFP) - A French revisionist academic who denies the existence of the Nazi Holocaust could face legal action for speaking on the topic at a controversial Iranian conference, French Foreign Minister Philippe

PARIS, Dec 13, 2006 (AFP) - A French revisionist academic who denies the existence of the Nazi Holocaust could face legal action for speaking on the topic at a controversial Iranian conference, French Foreign Minister Philippe

Douste-Blazy said Wednesday.

Robert Faurisson might be brought to court "as a result of the comments he made" at the "unacceptable" Tehran gathering, which wrapped up Tuesday, he said.

Iran held the two-day conference to examine questions posed by its president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has repeatedly cast doubt on the truth of the Holocaust.

Western countries and Israel raised an international outcry over the meeting, which also attracted attendees such as German-born Australian Fredrick Toeben and former Klu Klux Klan member David Duke.

France has a statute making it illegal to deny the existence of the

Holocaust.

Faurisson, a former literary professor banned from French universities, already fell foul of that law in February 2005 when he argued his position on an Iranian satellite television station.

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Subject: French news

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