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Letter to "The Economist"
25 St Jame's Street
We are writing to thank you for your Jun 2nd article Free Speech Under Attack a bit late, (we get our copy of the Economist as a hand-me-down.)
It is worth noting that the current wave of censorship received a boost in 1990 with the passage of the Gayssot Act in France, Law No. 90-615 to repress acts of racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia.
This law criminalized any extensive questioning of Holocaust history and imposed penalties of up to 5 years imprisonment. These censorship laws spread across Europe with national legislatures showing their enthusiasm by increasing the penalties for the crime of making a public comment on history.
Austria won with its punishment of up to twenty years in jail.
Yours for a Free Press, Free Speech, and Open Debate
For the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust.
P.O. Box 20774
York, PA 17402
phone & fax: ++1-415-688-2129
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|Title||Letter to "The Economist"|
|Dates||published: 2016-06-22, first posted on CODOH: June 22, 2016, 5:25 p.m., last revision: n/a|