Saturday, December 13, 2008 8:28 AM
Fröhlich of the FPÖ [Freiheitliche
Partei Österreichs = Austrian Freedom
Party] sentenced to six years and four months
for Understating the "Holocaust"
Translated by J
M Damon [original
is another very dark day for justice and the law.
In the case of the Engineer Wolfgang
Fröhlich: yesterday the Appellate Court in
Vienna pronounced verdict in his appeal trial on
account of excessive severity of
(The lower court had imposed a sentence of 6
years and 4 months, with 5 years still a
The appeal was rejected.
The sentence imposed by the lower court was
upheld in full.
Needless to say, certain circles are
Once again an intrepid scientist and historian,
tireless champion of human rights and critic of
official falsehoods has been taken out of
circulation for many years!
This is a real catastrophe.
It is yet another national scandal providing
more evidence of the complete bankruptcy of the
justice system in Austria, which still pretends to
be a constitutional state.
In Austria, scientific research as well as all
criticism of officially decreed historiography,
along with the laws limiting freedom of speech
imposed by the Allies over 60 years ago, are
enforced by political show trials that impose many
years of imprisonment.
Gedächtnisprotokoll ("recollected record") of
the trial summarized the whole procedure, which
belongs on a third-rate burlesque stage.
(Austrian courts do not keep a running account
of what goes on during trial).
The amazing servility of the Defense can be
explained only by the fact that if the defending
attorney had represented the accused as
professional ethics require, he too would have
faced criminal indictment for the crime of
"Resurrecting National Socialism."
The Defense made the incredible statement that
"democracy" must find measures to correct persons
who feel obligated to support the truth and must
therefore go to prison.
Whose side is such a defense attorney on?
It is of course much simpler and easier to do as
Parliamentary President Graf of the FPÖ did:
during his inauguration he completely threw his
convictions overboard, flying his banner in the
direction of the politically correct wind.
The Defense tells us that if we criticize the
draconian laws against National Socialism we will
be imprisoned for many years, always under the same
The Court does not accept counter evidence.
It is astounding that such conditions exist,
while the government pretends to continue its
support of the Enlightenment ideal of freedom of
opinion and research, as well as support of the
Convention on Human Rights.
Fröhlich argued that he had always written
to the same limited circle of addresses.
His attorney argued that a democracy should find
other means for reforming errant persons and
pleaded for pleaded for mitigation of
The Prosecution argued that as an incorrigible
repeat offender he deserved the punishment he
Fröhlich argued that he never committed the
offense of which he was convicted, namely complete
denial of "Holocaust."
Presiding judge responded that if this were true
he would not have been being convicted, and that he
could address nothing except his sentence.
Fröhlich pointed out that under such laws
as these, freedom of research cannot exist, to
which the presiding judge responded that it is up
to Parliament to change the laws.
Holocaust denier gets six-and-a-half years in
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