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January 18, 2006
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A Czech man who yelled at protesters at an anti-Holocaust denial march was given a suspended sentence and probation. Antonin Cermak, 21, who shouted, “only, only” as the protesters cited the death of 1.7 million Jewish children at the hands of the Nazis, was given a suspended sentence of 15 months in prison with subsequent probation of three-and-a-half years. Cermak is appealing the verdict. He was part of a 70-strong neo-Nazi group that demonstrated in front of the German Embassy in Prague on Oct. 28 in support of Ernst Zundel, who is charged by German authorities with denying the Holocaust. Cermak is the first person in the Czech Republic to be prosecuted for Holocaust denial since it was made a crime there in 2001.

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