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Greece: Historian cleared over holocaust denial
Associated Press
2009-03-28 04:05 AM
Court officials say judges have overturned a far-right Greek historian's conviction for inciting racial hatred with a book that denies the Holocaust took place.

A five-member panel of appeals court judges has voted 4-1 to overturn a lower court's decision that sentenced historian Costas Plevris to 14 months in prison for his book "The Jews: The whole truth."

Court officials say the Athens appeals court ruled Friday that Plevris was entitled to express his views in the book.

In the first trial in 2007, Greek Jewish community leaders had testified that Plevris' book has led to an increase in attacks on Jewish monuments.

An estimated 60,000 Greek Jews were killed by the Nazis during World War II.

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