Toben guilty – 24 times

April 16, 2009 by J-Wire Staff
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Adelaide Holocaust denier Fredrick Toben has been found guilty of breaching a court order banning him from publishing Holocaust denial material on his website.

Fredrick Toben

Fredrick Toben

Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jones

In Adelaide’s Federal Court today, Justice Bruce Lander found Toben guilty of contempt of court in 24 of the 28 charges laid against him.

The charges were brought in a civil action by Jeremy Jones, a former president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.

Jones had shown concern that Toben’s Adelaide Institute website was still being populated with Holocaust denial material. Jones told J-Wire: “All of the 28 complaints took place since November 2007. One of Toben’s biggest lies is about himself. He is not a historian. He is no more than an anti-Jewish propagandist.

Later this month, Toben will be sentenced. He has told media he would rather go to jail than pay a fine. Jones added: “If he is fined but would prefer prison, then that would be his choice.”

The background: In 2002 Justice Branson upheld claims made by Jeremy Jones that Toben’s web site breached the Racial Discrimination Act. Toben’s site claimed the Holocaust was a hoax.He was ordered to remove all offending material from the site.  In 2006,  complaints were raised again with Toben firstly assuring the court and Jones t that the site would comply with the court’s instructions but later reneging on that assurance.

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