Belgian Holocaust denier to face trial in Germany

26 October 2005

BRUSSELS – Belgian Holocaust denier Siegfried Verbeke is to face trial in Germany for claiming the Nazis did not murder six million Jews.

On Wednesday, Le Soir reported that a court in Amsterdam had agreed to extradite Verbeke, who comes from Kortrijk in Flanders. He was arrested at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam in August and charged with racism and xenophobia and of spreading negationist opinions on the internet.

Germany had already asked Belgium to extradite Verbeke last year, but a Belgian judge refused the request.

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