Adelaide Shoah-denier faces jail

By Dan Goldberg, August 14, 2008

A revisionist historian living in Adelaide may be jailed for allegedly defying a Federal Court order to remove all Holocaust-denial material from his website.

Fredrick Toben, of the notorious Adelaide Institute, is waiting for the verdict of a contempt-of-court hearing brought by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry. He pleaded not guilty last week to 28 charges alleging he breached a 2002 Federal Court order to remove all Shoah denial from his website.

Toben apologised "unreservedly" in court last November following yet another complaint by the ECAJ.

But an ECAJ lawyer told the court last week that Toben, who spent seven months in jail in Germany in 1999 for inciting racism, should be fined and even jailed for his continued defiance of the court order.

Last updated: 2:12pm, August 14 2008