Zündel Attorney Sentenced to 3 1/2 years in "Democratic" Germany
"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death."
Sylvia Stolz, the former attorney for Ernst Zündel, has been convicted for Holocaust denial in the once democratic Germany. Shockingly, Stolz, who was hired to defend Zündel, who has been imprisoned in Germany for Holocaust denial now finds herself sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison. In addition she has been banned by the court from practicing law for five years.
Stolz represented Zündel in his first trial in Germany, which collapsed after she was banned from the proceedings.Zündel was deported from the United States in 2003 for alleged immigration violations.Zündel was intially sent to Canada. The Canadian government arrested Zündel upon his arrival and held him until March 2005 when a judge ruled that this peaceful man posed a threat to national and international security. Following this ruling, Zündel found himself deported to Germany.
Zündel's second trial ended in February, 2007 with his conviction for denying the Holocaust. He was sentenced to the maximum of five years in prison.
Germany, a country which frequently violates basic human rights, has made it virtually impossible to defend oneself against "Holocaust denial" charges. Defense of a Holocaust denier or even judging in one's favor could result in persecution of the attorney or judge involved.
During Zündel's trial, Stolz called the Holocaust "the biggest lie in world history." Rather than showing Zündel and Stolz wrong based on solid historical information, the Judge has used the draconian German legal system to stifle free speech.
In his sentencing, the judge said that she had used the trial to deny the Holocaust and to spread revisionist ideas. Truth is not a defense in Germany.
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|Title:||Zündel Attorney Sentenced to 3 1/2 years in "Democratic" Germany, ThoughtCrime: 01/14/08|
|First posted on CODOH:||Jan. 12, 2008, 6 p.m.|