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Updated: April 16, 2010 19:22 IST

Bishop Williamson convicted of Holocaust denial

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In this February 25, 2009 file photo, British Bishop Richard Williamson is being escorted out of Heathrow airport by police and security officers, not seen, after arriving on a flight from Argentina, in London. AP
In this February 25, 2009 file photo, British Bishop Richard Williamson is being escorted out of Heathrow airport by police and security officers, not seen, after arriving on a flight from Argentina, in London. AP

A German court has convicted ultraconservative British Bishop Richard Williamson of incitement for denying the Holocaust in a television interview.

A court in the Bavarian city of Regensburg on Friday found Bishop Williamson guilty of incitement for saying in an interview with Swedish television that he did not believe Jews were killed in gas chambers during World War II.

The court ordered Bishop Williamson to pay a fine of euro10,000 ($13,544).

The Roman Catholic bishop was barred by his order from attending Friday’s proceedings.

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