Biskop skal betale 90.000 for at benægte holocaust

British-born Roman Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson (C) is escorted by police on his arrival at Heathrow ...

British-born Roman Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson (C) is escorted by police on his arrival at Heathrow Airport in London February 25, 2009. Williamson, who caused an international uproar by denying the scale of the Holocaust, arrived back in his native Britain on Wednesday after the Argentine government ordered him out. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN) Foto: LUKE MACGREGOR Denmark / Scanpix

British-born Roman Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson (C) is escorted by police on his arrival at Heathrow ...

British-born Roman Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson (C) is escorted by police on his arrival at Heathrow Airport in London February 25, 2009. Williamson, who caused an international uproar by denying the scale of the Holocaust, arrived back in his native Britain on Wednesday after the Argentine government ordered him out. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN) Foto: LUKE MACGREGOR Denmark / Scanpix

Den omstridte biskop Richard Williamson er blevet idømt en bøde af en tysk domstol for sine udtalelser om holocaust

Næsten 90.000 kroner.

Det er prisen for at have benægtet holocaust foran åben tv-skærm. Den konservative biskop Richard Williamson er af en tysk domstol blevet idømt en bøde for sine udtalelser om holocaust, skriver Spiegel Online.

Richard Williamson sagde i et interview med svensk tv - optaget i Tyskland - tidligere på året sagde, at der ifølge hans mening kun døde 300.000 - og ikke seks millioner - jøder under Anden Verdenskrig, samt at der ikke fandtes gaskamre. Ifølge tysk lov er det strafbart at benægte holocaust.

Den britiske biskop er medlem af det ultrakonservative Sankt Pius X broderskab, og det vakte stor opstandelse, da Pave Benedikt bød Richard Williamson og tre andre biskopper tilbage til den katolske kirke efter mange års udelukkelse.

Richard Williamsons advokat meddeler, at han overvejer at anke dommen.