Prague court upholds Holocaust denial sentence

A Prague court has upheld a suspended six months sentence for Holocaust denial served to a Canadian citizen of Czech descent. Vladimir Stwora was convicted in May of this year for placing on his web page a Czech language version of an article denying the Holocaust. Stwora has repeatedly rejected the charges on the grounds that he was not the author of the article, nor its translator, and has claimed to disagree with the content of the text. He said he had published the article in Canada and that the web server on which his website is located is housed in the USA and that what he did was not a crime in those countries.