France / 15-03-2017
Alan Sorrell was sentenced to three months in jail following a painting denying the Holocaust
On Tuesday, March 14th, the Criminal Court in Paris sentenced the essayist, Alan Sorrell, to three months in prison for crimes against humanity and racist insults. This is the first time that the man who is used to legal attacks is sentenced to imprisonment.
The League Against Racism and Antisemitism (Licra) and the Union of Jewish Students in France (UEJF), filed a complaint after a painting was published on the site of "equality and reconciliation", titled "Audacity Hebdo”. The painting came one day before "Charlie Hebdo" published on his front-page the day after the terrorist attacks March 22, titled "Daddy where are you?" and modified for the occasion into "Shoah where are you?"
According to the legal system the painting and its title “Lost historians” was meant to say that it would be legitimate to ask ourselves about “the existence of the Holocaust" and it "reflects and gives the reader to understand that the idea of the Holocaust is not real and cannot be debated but is only an imagination".
“This is the first time Alain Sorrell is sentenced to imprisonment ", mentioned UEJF. They are waiting for the judiciary system to close the antisemitic and homophobic site “equality and reconciliation” owned by Sorel and which is one of the most viewed websites in France ".
That same day, Alan Sorrell was sentenced to a fine of 2,000 euros by the criminal court in Marseilles, for defamation of a blogger known as "freethinker." "You do not hear the fat dentist anymore, he doesn’t call anymore for the anti-Gali jihad.