Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Holocaust denier Ernest Zuendel, who is on trial in Germany for inciting racial hatred and publishing neo-Nazi statements, will have to wait a few more days for proceedings to resume. The judge in charge of the case ousted his public defender, Sylvia Stolz, for presenting improper submissions to the court. He also banned another of Zuendel's attorneys, Horst Mahler, from continuing with the case because Mahler has been disbarred for his neo-Nazi views and for a conviction for which he served jail time. Read more here and here. Zuendel is charged with contravening German laws which prohibit denying the existence of the Holocaust and impose criminal penalties. See Sections 130, 185 and 189 of the Strafgesetzbuch (Criminal Code), passed in order to dampen if not eradicate neo-Nazism after the Second World War.