Holocaust denier Toben’s defamation case against Jewish leader is tossed


SYDNEY (JTA) — A federal judge in Australia struck down a defamation case by Holocaust denier Dr. Fredrick Toben against a Jewish leader, Jeremy Jones.

Judge David Yates of the Australia Federal Court last week ordered Toben, a convicted Holocaust denier living in Adelaide in Australia, to pay costs in the case he lodged against Jones, a former president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.

Yates also ordered that the proceedings be stayed permanently, saying in his judgment that it was "an abuse of the court’s process."

Toben claimed he had been defamed by a 2009 article written by Jones in the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council magazine stating that Toben was an anti-Semite.

The native of Germany was jailed in 2009 for contempt of a court order banning him from publishing anti-Semitic material on his website. He also had spent several months in prison in Germany in 1999 for denying the Holocaust.

Toben was declared bankrupt in September.

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