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Hero Bishop isn't Coming to the Show Trial

German. On Saturday, the manager of the e-mail column of Bishop Richard Williamson, Nicholas Wansbutter, is to stop his appeal in muzzled Germany. The German media reported on it yesterday. Actually, Wansbutter published an disclaimer. Bishop Williamson has been at Ecône in Switzerland for the priestly ordinations last weekend.

http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2011...stops.html
Apparently, His Lordship may face jail time over this:

http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2011...amson.html
Hopefully this article is more accurate, because notice at the bottom it says (in bold) that "The prosecution on Monday called for the original 12000-euro fine to be reimposed, while defence lawyers asked that their client be found not guilty."  So, it doesn't say the prosecution is asking for jail time.

Quote:British bishop allegedly duped

From: AP
July 05, 2011 2:13AM

LAWYERS for British bishop Richard Williamson said he was duped into making Holocaust denying statements.

Williamson's lawyers told a German court that he was tricked by a Swedish reporter.

Mr Williamson, 71, who was not in court, was appealing his conviction by a court in Regensburg, southern Germany, for denying key facts about the Holocaust in an interview he gave to Swedish television in Regensburg in 2008.

The bishop was told the interview would be aired only in Sweden, his lawyers Edgar and Benjamin Weiler told the court.

"The accused was duped over the purpose of the interview," which was later broadcast around the world, notably in Germany, they said.

They did not deny the statements made by the bishop, a member of the breakaway ultra-conservative Catholic fraternity the Saint Pius X Society, but stressed that in Sweden such opinions could be freely voiced.

In Germany it is an offence to deny that the Nazis murdered six million Jews during World War II.

In April 2010, Mr Williamson, who now lives in London, was fined 10000 euros ($13500) by the court, reduced from an earlier fine of 12000 euros he had refused to pay, for inciting racial hatred.

He told Swedish television that "200000 to 300000 Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps" and disputed the existence of the gas chambers.

The prosecution on Monday called for the original 12000-euro fine to be reimposed, while defence lawyers asked that their client be found not guilty.

A verdict was expected on July 11.

http://www.news.com.au/world/british-bis...6087634142

It's from the suddeutsche ztng and it IS one of the penalties.