Holocaust revisionist to face trial
French revisionist historian Robert Faurisson is to face trial on charges of attending an anti-holocaust conference in Iran.
Faurisson said he received a letter from the French judicial police (DCPJ), demanding he should present himself before the court on January 24, IRNA reported.
On December 11, 2006, Iran hosted a two-day conference entitled ‘Review of the Holocaust: Global vision’ aimed at probing the West’s allegations, claiming that over six million European Jews were killed by Germany during World War II.
Faurisson in Tehran repeated his theories about gas chambers and said that in the past 32 years, he had been waiting for someone to show him one of those chambers.
The French holocaust revisionist was convicted of ‘Holocaust denial’ by a Paris court in July 2006 over remarks he made on Iranian television. Faurisson, then 77, was given a three-month suspended prison term and was also fined 7,500 euros.
Speaking on the Sahar 1 Iranian satellite channel in February 2005, Faurisson said there was never a single execution gas chamber under the Germans. “So all those millions of tourists who visit Auschwitz are seeing a lie, a falsification,” he said.
In 1989, Faurisson was hospitalized after he was attacked by French Jews. He suffered a broken jaw and ribs and severe head injuries in a savage attack by a number of radical Jews while he was walking his dog in the town of Vichy.
In 1991, he was removed from his university chair under the Gayssot Act, a French statute passed in 1990 that prohibited any doubts over the Holocaust.
Sun, 13 Jan 2008 12:06:12