Monday, March 1, 2010

Ernst Zundel, was freed today, Monday, March 1

This will take you to Mike Hoffman's blog where there is a fine photo of Ernst with his defense attorney Dr. Herbert Schaller outside the prison walls.


From CBC News and The Toronto Sun | March 1, 2010

Ernst Zundel, was freed today, Monday, March 1, after serving five years in a German prison for denying the Holocaust. Zundel told reporters he did not know whether he would try to return to Canada. "I'm back out after seven years, three weeks, three prisons and three countries," said Zundel, 70. A crowd of some 20 supporters clapped and shouted "bravo" as Zundel emerged from the prison in Mannheim shortly after 8 a. m. Some handed him flowers as he passed through the prison's steel gates. Zundel was extradited from Canada to face the German charges of inciting hatred for years of anti-Semitic activities, including contributing to a website devoted to denying the Holocaust — a crime in Germany. The Amerian website's accessibility in Germany made it possible for German prosecutors to charge him with 14 counts. Zundel and his supporters had argued he was exercising his right to free speech.

On Monday he gave no details about his future plans, saying only that he wanted to improve his health and would return to his home region in the Black Forest. "Having spent the last seven years in a 'chicken coop,' I've gained a lot of weight. I have to lose that. I have to get checked out in a hospital," Zundel said, though did not indicate that he was ill.

Asked if the Holocaust happened, he replied, "It's kind of a sad situation; there's a lot to say. I'll certainly be careful not to offend anyone and their draconian laws," he said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

SUPPORT ZUNDEL IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE. MR.ZUNDEL HAS GIVEN A LOT OF EVIDENCE BASED ON FACTS BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE WESTERN COUNTRIES CLAIM THAT THEY HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH, BUT ZUNDEL WAS PUT BEHIND BARS PROVES THAT THERE IS A LIMITED FREEDOM.
ZUNDEL SHOULD CONTINUE HIS WORK THE TRUTH WILL WIN