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Posted Tuesday, November 8, 2005

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Zündel Trial Latest: Justice, German Style: The Telephone Lines between the Minister of Justice and the Presiding Judge are running hot


[Day 1 of Ernst Zündel Trial: Mannheim Judge dismisses Zündel's defence lawyers; public prosecutor considers indicting them too for their determined defence arguments]


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Zündel Trial in Germany Postponed Shortly After Opening


THE trial of Ernst Zündel, a prominent German Holocaust denier deported from Canada earlier this year, was delayed shortly after it started on Tuesday [Nov 8] after the judge dismissed part of his defence team. Zündel, 66 year-old publisher of works such as "Did six million really die?", is facing charges of inciting racial hatred and denying that the Nazis murdered around six million Jews during World War Two. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison. Judge Ulrich Meinerzhagen ruled that Horst Mahler, a disbarred lawyer associated with the violent far-left Red Army Faction in the 1970s who has since become a supporter of far-right and anti-Semitic ideas, could not be part of the defense team. He also dismissed Zuendel's publicly appointed defender Sylvia Stolz on the grounds that Mahler's ideas were reflected in her written submissions to the court.

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