Court rejects UK bishop's appeal
Published 11/04/2014 | 13:32
A German court has rejected an ultra-conservative British bishop's appeal against his conviction and fine for denying the Holocaust in a television interview.
The state court in Nuremberg said it found no legal errors in a decision by judges in nearby Regensburg in January last year to convict Richard Williamson of incitement and fine him 1,800 euros (£1,500).
It was Williamson's second appeal against the ruling and follows a lengthy legal saga - an earlier conviction was overturned on procedural grounds.
The Catholic cleric told a Swedish TV station during a 2008 interview conducted near Regensburg that he did not believe Jews were killed in gas chambers during the Second World War. Holocaust denial is a crime in Germany.
A traditionalist breakaway Catholic group, the Society of St Pius X, expelled Williamson in 2012.