Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, February 20, 2006

David Irving Pleads Guilty

BBC News is reporting that historian David Irving has pled guilty to charges that he denied the Holocaust. He told the court that he made an error when he made a statement in a 1989 speech that there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz. He faced charges under an Austrian law that makes such statements criminal. The court has sentenced him to three years in jail.

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