Austrian court paroles Holocaust denier

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Posted: Sep 08, 2011 10:14 AM
Austrian court paroles Holocaust denier

An Austrian court official says a far-right author who has questioned the Holocaust has been paroled after serving three years in prison for glorifying Nazi ideology and backing Nazi-era beliefs.

Gerd Honsik was serving concurrent four-year and two-year terms for writing books and in right wing publications that praised the Hitler era and contained anti-Jewish sentiments. He still had over a year left to serve.

Court official Gerhard Hinger said Thursday the decision to release the 68-year-old Honsik was reached Monday. He says he does not know when Honsik actually left prison or where he is now.

Officials said the parole decision was based on age and the fact that he is well-integrated in Spain, where he lives with his family.