French academic convicted of Holocaust denial

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PARIS, Oct 3, 2006 (AFP) - Retired literature professor Robert Faurisson, 77, was convicted for Holocaust denial by a Paris court Tuesday over remarks he made on Iranian television, and given a three month suspended prison term.

PARIS, Oct 3, 2006 (AFP) - Retired literature professor Robert Faurisson, 77, was convicted for Holocaust denial by a Paris court Tuesday over remarks he made on Iranian television, and given a three month suspended prison term.

Faurisson, who is well-known for his revisionist views, was also fined 7,500 euros (9,500 dollars).

Speaking on the Sahar 1 satellite channel in February 2005, Faurisson said there "was never a single execution gas chamber under the Germans... So all those millions of tourists who visit Auschwitz are seeing a lie, a falsification."

Faurisson was found guilty of "complicity in contesting the existence of a crime against humanity".

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