Austrians refuse bail for Irving

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Austrian authorities have refused bail for British historian David Irving, who is facing Holocaust denial charges.

Mr Irving's lawyer has said the historian now no longer denies that gas chambers existed in Nazi death camps.

Mr Irving can appeal against the charges under Austrian law. No trial date has been set yet. He could face up to 10 years in jail if found guilty.

A court in Vienna ruled on Friday that Mr Irving must stay in custody as there was a risk he could abscond.

His lawyer Elmar Kresbach had offered to post bail.

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