Holocaust denier gets prison in Germany

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MANNHEIM, Germany -- A far-right activist was convicted of incitement and sentenced to the maximum five years in prison Thursday for anti-Semitic activities, including contributing to a Web site dedicated to Holocaust denial.

Ernst Zundel was deported to his native Germany from Canada in 2005 and has also lived in Tennessee. He and his supporters have argued that he is a peaceful campaigner denied his right to free speech.

Zundel, 67, showed no emotion when Judge Ulrich Meinerzhagen read the verdict, only nodding occasionally.

His attorney, Ludwig Bock, said he would appeal.

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