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Lawyer for Holocaust-denying bishop appeals fine
British bishop Richard Williamson fined in Germany for Holocaust denial appeals order of punishment

The lawyer for an ultraconservative British bishop Richard Williamson who was fined ($16,822) in Germany for denying the Holocaust is appealing the fine.


Matthias Lossmann said Tuesday that he "objected to the fine, which means there will be a trial."


A spokesman for the Regensburg court that issued the fine, Thomas Koch, said the court is currently examining the appeal, a routine procedure.


The court last month issued an order of punishment against Williamson for incitement in connection with his Holocaust denial in an interview with Swedish television - conducted in Germany.


An order of punishment is a German legal tool that does not involve trial but is equivalent to a conviction if accepted by the defendant.


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