Theil convicted of "revisionist questioning" in France

ThoughtCrime: 01/03/06
Published: 2006-01-03

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death."
George Orwell

On January 3, by decision of the high court of Lyon (6th chamber, where press-related cases are heard; presiding judge: Fernand Schir), Mr Georges Theil, a former elected official from the Front National, was found guilty, under the Fabius-Gayssot Act (July 13, 1990), of a revisionist “questioning”.

Theil, who has been convicted before under the Fabius-Gayssot law, (see: France sentences revisionist to Six Months Imprisonment) ran afoul of the law by uttering b efore a reporter’s camera some words on the technical impossibility of the Nazi gas chambers’ existence and operation.

The court sentenced Theil to the following:

  • Six months’ imprisonment without remission;
  • €10,000 fine;
  • Payment of the cost of having extracts of the judgement published in the dailies Libération and Le Progrès (Lyon);
  • Remittance of €3,000 to each of the eleven plaintiffs;
  • Remittance of €1,000 to each of the eleven plaintiffs to cover their legal costs;
  • Payment of €90 in procedural fees.

Theil, through the intermediary of his Counsel, Maître Eric Delcroix, is to lodge an appeal.


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