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Spain: No Jail for Holocaust Denial

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    Spanish court rules out jail sentences for Holocaust denial By Assaf Uni, Haaretz Correspondent in Berlin http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/922334.html
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 3, 2008
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      Spanish court rules out jail sentences for Holocaust denial
      By Assaf Uni, Haaretz Correspondent in Berlin
      http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/922334.html


      Spain's Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that Holocaust denial will
      not be punishable by imprisonment, saying it falls within freedom of
      speech.

      Spanish law had mandated a sentence of up to two years in prison for
      Holocaust denial. But the court, which deliberated on the case
      following the trial of a neo-Nazi activist, ruled that such a
      punishment was unconstitutional.

      It did, however, rule that imprisonment is a constitutional punishment
      for any individual convicted of justifying the Holocaust or any other
      genocide.

      The court is expected to release the full ruling in the coming days.

      Deliberations on the case began in 1996 with the trial of a Barcelona
      bookshop owner, Pedro Valera, who had been distributing neo-Nazi
      material. Valera was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison
      and a monetary fine, but the Barcelona high court suspended the
      sentence pending the Constitutional Court ruling.

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