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Hungarian Court Shuts Down Twenty Holocaust-Denying Websites

A Budapest court has ordered the temporary blocking of around 20 websites that carry content denying the Holocaust took place, the Budapest chief prosecutor said.

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About 600.000 Hungarian Jews were killed in the Holocaust

The websites sell the Hungarian edition of a Swedish author’s book that overtly denies genocides committed by the Nazi regime, Tibor Ibolya said. The sites also make some of that content available to read online.

The Hungarian authorities also started investigating the book’s publisher in Hungary but suspended the procedure because the company’s head is currently abroad.

Under a 2010 Hungarian law, Holocaust denial in public is a crime punishable by up to three years imprisonment.

via hungarymatters.hu and MTI