Holocaust denier convicted of trying to incite race hate online

A man who claims accounts of the Holocaust are “exaggerated” and describes Anne Frank’s diary as “evil” has been convicted of putting articles on the internet that could stir up race hate.

A jury at Leeds Crown Court yesterday found Simon Sheppard, 51, guilty of nine counts of publishing racially inflammatory written material on his website between March 2005 and April 2006. The court heard Sheppard’s website attracts 4,000 visitors a day.  Four of the articles were penned by Stephen Whittle, 41, who was yesterday convicted of four counts of publishing racially inflammatory written materia

read full story here

View All