Suspected Holocaust denier Dr Gerald Toben wins extradition fight

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Suspected Holocaust denier Dr Gerald Toben has won his fight against extradition to Germany where he is wanted for allegedly publishing anti-Semitic material on his website.

Dr Toben, 64, a prominent Australian academic, is wanted to stand trial for material he published between 2000 and 2004.

The German authorities claim they are 'of an anti-Semitic and/or revisionist nature'.

In the European Arrest Warrant issued in October 2004, he is accused of approving of or playing down the murder of the Jews by the Nazis.

But District Judge Daphne Wickham yesterday ruled the warrant invalid as it contains inadequate detail about the offences.

It neither states the name of the website nor where the propaganda is said to have been published from - merely referring to the 'world-wide internet'.

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