Toronto, Canada, Wednesday, November 2, 2005
Zündel files suit against Ottawa
Ernst Zündel is suing the federal
government for $10-million, claiming he was
unjustly held in solitary confinement and deported
In a statement of claim filed yesterday, Mr.
Zündel said that his treatment at the hands of
the government was illegal and
Mr. Justice Pierre Blais of the Federal
Court ruled in February that Mr. Zündel was a
threat to national security and that he had tried
to develop and maintain a global network of groups
with an interest in a "right-wing, extremist,
Mr. Zündel was deported to Germany in
March, jailed there, and charged with inciting
Judge Blais said it was
reasonable to hold Mr. Zündel in jail in
Canada under the controversial security
certificate process, which allows secret
hearings that are closed to the accused and
Government lawyers will try to have Mr.
Zündel's suit thrown out at a hearing in the
Federal Court on Nov. 23.
Mr. Zündel says in his court filing that
the government is trying to block his suit before
the Supreme Court of Canada rules on the
constitutionality of security certificates.
The top court has said it will examine the issue
in two cases involving Hassan Almrei and
Adil Charkaoui, who are suspected of being
Mr. Zündel's lawyer, Peter Lindsay,
said Mr. Zündel was held and deported "based
on a process that we argue is blatantly
unconstitutional and contrary to every sense of
justice that any normal person would have.
"The rules of justice have to apply to everyone,
even Ernst Zündel," Mr. Lindsay said.
In his claim, Mr. Zündel said the
government's actions caused him "colossal damages
arising from his hasty deportation which can
neither be mitigated against nor reversed."
Toronto, Canada, November 3, 2005
face trial in Germany
CJN News Services
BERLIN -- Ernst Zündel, who
has been held in a German jail since being deported
from Canada last March, will go on trial Nov. 8 in
the city of Mannheim on charges of inciting racial
longtime white supremacist
and Nazi apologist, Zündel is accused
of denying the Holocaust -- a crime in Germany --
in documents and on
From his former home in downtown Toronto,
Zündel distributed large amounts of
Holocaust-denial documents around the world. He
controlled a website
-- called the "Zündelsite" -- based in the
United States and available in Germany, that also
published materials questioning the Holocaust.
In 2002, a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found
that material on the Zündelsite "viciously
targeted" and "vilified" Jews."
The tribunal ordered Zündel to remove the
offending material, but he had moved to Tennessee
by the time the tribunal issued its ruling. He was
deported back to Canada after overstaying a
visitor's visa and spent two years in custody as
federal authorities sought to remove him as a
security threat. He was deported in March.
Last week in Prague, the capital of the Czech
Republic, about 60 right-wing
extremists march in front of the German
embassy protesting Zündel's incarceration. A
larger group of 150 counter-protesters rallied to
oppose the neo-Nazi group.
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