Toronto, Thursday, Aug 12, 2004
entitled to challenge U.S. deportation
Knoxville, Tenn. -
Zündel is entitled to a hearing to
challenge his deportation to Canada, a federal
appeals court says.
Zündel, 65, has been held
last year in a detention centre in Toronto, where
officials consider him a security threat and are
trying to deport him to his native Germany.
A graphic artist and publisher, Mr. Zündel
gained notoriety with a 1980 pamphlet questioning
the Holocaust and with books bearing such titles as
The Hitler We Loved and Why.
He lived in Canada for decades. In 2000, he
moved to the United States on a temporary visa. He
married Ingrid Rimland, a naturalized
citizen from the former Soviet Union. They moved to
Tennessee, opened an art gallery and maintained Mr.
In February, 2003, U.S.
immigration agents arrested Mr. Zündel for
overstaying his visa and for failing to follow
through on his attempts to attain permanent
U.S. District Judge James Jarvis refused
to hear a petition then to stop his deportation.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati
ruled last week that Mr. Zündel is entitled to
The Justice Department contends that he has
already been deported, rendering his appeal moot.
The appeals court said, however, that that was a
matter for the U.S. District Court in Knoxville to
Mr. Zündel faces hate crimes charges in
Germany over his writings.
dossier on the Ernst Zündel case