October 2, 2008
Holocaust Denier Arrested in Britain
British law enforcement officials, acting at the request of German authorities, arrested a leading Holocaust denier as he landed at London Heathrow Airport.
Fredrick Toben was held for publishing "anti-Semitic and/or revisionist" material from 2000-04, The Times of London reported. He is accused of running an Internet site that argues the Nazis didn't kill millions of Jews during World War II.
Toben, 64, of Austria, is scheduled to appear before City Westminster Magistrates Court Friday.
During a bail hearing, Toben said, "the Germans are out to get me," and claimed he was a victim of "legal persecution," The Times reported.
The German-born founder and director of the Holocaust denial organization Adelaide Institute, was arrested under a European arrest warrant designed to fast-track extraditions.