Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Frederick Toben Gaoled
Jail for Holocaust denier Toben Source
A Holocaust denier living in Adelaide has been sentenced to three months in jail after being found guilty of 24 charges of contempt.
It has been seven years since Fredrick Toben was ordered not to publish material vilifying Jewish people on his website.
In 2007 he apologised for breaching the orders and said he would comply.
Last month, Justice Bruce Lander found that since giving that undertaking Toben has disobeyed the ruling a further 24 times.
Justice Lander today ordered the 65-year-old be imprisoned for three months.
He said Toben's behaviour had been calculated and that subsequent apologies were not genuine, but aimed at limiting his penalty.
Toben has not been taken into custody yet and Judge Lander has given him 14 days to lodge an appeal.
Outside court Toben said he had been ready to go to jail.
"I am quite prepared to sacrifice my physical comforts for the sake of free expression," he said.
"The essence of this court case is saving free expression."
The Federal Court case was brought by a senior member of Australia's Jewish community, Jeremy Jones.
He says there have been a number of complaints lodged under the same law.
"Everybody else who has had a finding from this has said 'Yes, we understand the law and we will obey the law.' They might not like to and they've suffered no further consequences," he said.
"It's only because after judgments have come at a number of levels that Fredrick Toben has for whatever reason made a decision not to obey those judgments that he's facing any consequences."
Crap Jones you bastard. We all know why. He spoke the truth. One day the world will know the truth. No matter how many people you gaol or how many people Israel kills you will never stop us from seeking the truth.
What scares these people is that they know they cant silence us all. They fear what will happen when the world finds out that we have all witnessed the biggest Hoax in Human History.