Prague Court of Appeal upholds six-month suspended sentence for Holocaust denial

The Municipal Court of Appeal in Prague has upheld a six-month suspended sentence for the former MP Miloslav Rozner, for Holocaust denial. Rozner denied the existence of the Nazi concentration camp for Romanies in Lety and criticized the government’s decision to buy the site, which housed a pig farm, so as to build a dignified memorial on it. Speaking at a conference of the Freedom and Direct Democracy Party to which he belongs in 2017, Rozner said Lety was a "non-existent pseudo-concentration camp". The charges against him were brought by the Culture Ministry, which is now building a proper memorial site in Lety. Over 300 people perished at the camp during WWII, many of them children.