Hungarian court blocks Holocaust denial websites
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Hungarian court blocks Holocaust denial websites

Sites sell a book by a Swedish author that denies the Nazis committed genocide

Main entrance to Auschwitz (CC BY-SA Tulio Bertorini)
Main entrance to Auschwitz (CC BY-SA Tulio Bertorini)

A court in Budapest has ordered the temporary blocking of about 20 websites that carry Holocaust denial material.

The sites sell the Hungarian edition of a book by a Swedish author that denies that the Nazis committed genocide and makes excerpts available to read online, Budapest chief prosecutor Tibor Ibolya said Tuesday, Hungary Today reported.

An investigation of the Hungarian publisher was suspended while the head of the company is out of the country, according to Hungary Today.

Public Holocaust denial is a crime under a law passed in Hungary in 2010, and is punishable by up to three years in prison.

Last year a Hungarian prosecutor ordered a man to read up on the Holocaust after he shared a picture on social media depicting Auschwitz as an imaginary fun camp.

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