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Quesnel, British Columbia, October 27 – Canadian Arthur Topham, 68, is a British Columbia (B.C.) placer miner who in his spare time operates the “Radical Press,” contrarian website. On May 16, 2012 he was on his way to work at his mining operation when he was arrested by several police officers, handcuffed and charged with a “hate crime.”
Topham was charged with a single count of “willfully promoting hatred against people of the Jewish religion or ethnic group,” as well as “improper storage of firearms” found in his house near Quesnel, B.C.
“The branch has approved charges against him,” said Neil MacKenzie of the B.C. Criminal Justice Branch. MacKenzie said British Columbia’s assistant deputy attorney general had signed off on the hate crimes charge.
“We’re glad that the government and the police have taken our concerns seriously and proceeded,” said Anita Bromberg of B’nai B’rith Canada, which had demanded that prosecutors investigate Topham’s website.
The charges are based on articles appearing at his website: www.radicalpress.com/?page_id=3864
On Monday, October 26 the trial, “Regina v. Roy Arthur Topham” (“Regina” is a reference to the British Crown), commenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Quesnel, located in the interior of British Columbia in an area known as the Cariboo.
The inquisition against the anti-Zionist dissident is based upon Sec. 319(2) of the Criminal Code of Canada concerning “Hate Propaganda” – “Roy Arthur TOPHAM, [is charged with] willfully promote hatred against an identifiable group, people of the Jewish religion or ethnic origin, contrary to Section 319(2) of the Criminal Code.”
B.C. Supreme Court Justice Bruce Butler is presiding and a jury of twelve men and women will make the final determination of guilty or not guilty. The trial is expected to end on November 6.
The defendant’s defense attorney, famed civil libertarian Doug Christie, died of cancer in 2013.
If found guilty, Mr. Topham faces imprisonment and a substantial fine. Local and national Canadian media are blacking out news of the case. Info.news is the nearest news outlet. The editor, M. Jones, can be contacted as follows: email [email protected] or telephone 250-718-2724.
The corporate American media both Right and Left have traditionally demonstrated little interest in reporting Canada’s Orwellian thought crime prosecutions of Christians, ethnic Europeans and free spirits like Topham. The government of Canada has never prosecuted any bigot for fomenting hatred against Germans or conservative Christians.
Legal arguments and background related to this case are online here: goo.gl/RPxzmj
|[Interrogating police officer] Wilson then brought up the subject of an article which I had posted on my site titled, Israel Must Perish! He began to tell me how it was an extremely hateful piece of writing […]. I had to laugh aloud (and I did). […] The truth of the matter was that all the vile, hateful statements contained in the supposed book which he thought I had written were, in fact, verbatim, direct quotations from a real, actual book written by a Zionist Jew by the name of Theodore N. Kaufman and published in the United States of America back in 1941. The original book was called Germany Must Perish! and I had taken this booklet and written a parody of it in order to enlighten the public as to who the real perpetrators of supposed “hate literature” were. […]
Arthur Topham, “Arrest Statement,” May 16, 2013.
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|Author(s):||Michael A. Hoffman|
|Title:||Radical Press Editor Arthur Topham Arrested in Canada, Persecution and Prosecution of Revisionists|
|Sources:||Smith's Report, no. 217, November 2015, p. 12|
|First posted on CODOH:||Nov. 4, 2015, 4:28 a.m.|