Holocaust denier to appear in court

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Gerald Fredrick Toben, 64, was arrested at Heathrow at the request of German authorities for publishing "anti-Semitic and/or revisionist" material between 2000 and 2004.

Holocaust denial is an offence in Germany where Dr Toben faces up to five years in prison if found guilty.
The Australian citizen was arrested while travelling from America to Dubai under a European Arrest Warrant designed to fast-track extraditions.

Dr Toben is due to appear before City Westminster Magistrates' Court for an extradition hearing. Earlier this month he objected to the terms of his arrest warrant at the court, saying: "This is a legal ambush. It's not British law, where the individual still has freedoms."

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