By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
31 January 2019
British Catholic bishop who denied the Nazis used gas chambers during TV interview in Germany loses hate speech conviction appeal
Bishop Richard Williamson (pictured) denied the Nazis had used gas chambers during a 2009 interview
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled Germany was within its rights to convict British bishop Richard Williamson of Holocaust denial. Mr Williamson, 78, sparked an outcry in 2009 by denying that the Nazis used gas chambers during the systematic murder of six million Jews during World War II.
His lawyers tried to argue he should not had been convicted because the comment was made during a television interview broadcast in Sweden, where Holocaust denial is not illegal. But the interview was recorded in Germany, where it is a criminal offence to dispute the mass murder of Jews by the Nazis. Read More