The Australian
Saturday 29th November 2008
(photos and captions added by Jailing Opinions)

from JailingOpinions Website




Dr. Töben's Passport is Returned at Scotland Yard
by an extradition squad officer



HOLOCAUST denier Frederick Toben has flown out of London a free man, leaving fellow Australian Michele Renouf celebrating her role in what she sees as a great victory for democracy and freedom of thought.

After helping Dr Toben to avoid extradition to Germany on Holocaust denial charges, Lady Renouf vowed yesterday to keep working for a cause that is widely seen as a hateful and anti-Semitic twisting of history.

"This is not a hobby for me - I feel it is a responsibility," she said. "Now I know people are being imprisoned for their opinions, I can't stop trying to do something about it."

Dr. Töben with Lady Renouf as he prepares to leave
London after fifty days in jail, having committed no crime

Lady Renouf, the third wife of the late New Zealand banker Frank Renouf and a former beauty queen whose titles included Miss Newcastle 1968, coordinated Dr Toben's successful defense against a European arrest warrant.


The successful Töben defence

team's barrister Ben Watson

She then organized for veteran French Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson to visit London this week to try to capitalize on Dr Toben's legal victory by holding a press conference at which he declared Adolf Hitler never used gas chambers to kill Jews.

The British press ignored Mr Faurisson's speech, but Lady Renouf said she still felt triumphant because German prosecutors had failed to have Dr Toben extradited for publishing on the internet views about the Holocaust that were illegal in much of Europe, but not in Britain or in Australia.


Prof. Robert Faurisson is seen off safely back to France at Heathrow by Lady Renouf.

On his visit to London he freely explained the forensic revisionist

method - illegal in much of Europe - while risking a warrant for his own extradition.

The Töben defence team had proved European Arrest Warrants

for revisionism are too vague to act upon and cannot be otherwise,

rendering impossible the extradition of revisionists

 from the U.K. when their defences are handled expertly.

"We have had a great success - Dr Toben was not imprisoned and this country was not imprisoned by being brought into harmony with Germany's Holocaust laws," she said.


"We have proved the European arrest warrant is too vague to act on.

"If I had not intervened, he would now be in jail in Germany and this country would be subject to Holocaust denial laws by the back door."

The successful Töben defence team's solicitor Kevin Lowry-Mullins

won a decisive victory in a case with major constitutional implications

Lady Renouf organized a top extradition solicitor to defend Dr Toben and then convinced the Adelaide-based former schoolteacher to allow his lawyers to base their case on the vagueness of the arrest warrant issued by Germany, rather than mounting a futile ideological defense about the merits of his views.

While virtually every mainstream World War II historian in the world agrees on the extent of the Holocaust, Lady Renouf has become a high-profile supporter of Dr Toben and others who argue that the Nazis' crimes were exaggerated to help the Jews secure a homeland in Israel.


Lady Renouf had observed the singularly successful strategy

of veteran Viennese lawyer Dr. Herbert Schaller during 2006,

 interviewing him in 2008 for a forthcoming DVD sequel Jailing The Lawyers.

Dr. Schaller's legal strategy was the indirect inspiration

 for Lady Renouf's approach to Dr. Töben

with the idea to defend himself on detailed legal

rather than inappropriate ideological or futile moralistic grounds.

Lady Renouf, who works as an advertising model, has attended court cases and Holocaust conferences around the world.


She said she funded her activities "with some difficulty" by using her savings and selling her art collection and family heirlooms because,

"the Jews I come across in my work are Zionists, so my work has dropped off".

Lady Renouf was thrown out of the progressive Reform Club in 2003 after taking controversial historian David Irving there as a guest. She now faces expulsion from a London discussion group, the European Atlantic Group.

Her critics "always say I am charming but sinister", she said, "because if you meet me you don't find the hate they talk about".

Denying she was anti-Semitic, she said:

"I oppose the Jewish religion, not the people."

Dr. Töben and Lady Renouf at a champagne reception
on the evening of his release






Holocaust Denier Fredrick Toben Wins German Extradition Fight
Dr Frederick Toben, An Australian Citizen, is Wanted in Germany For Publishing Anti-Semitic Material on The Internet
by Hannah Fletcher
November 20, 2008

from TimesOnline Website

The Holocaust denier, Frederick Toben, has been released from custody after the German government gave up its legal battle to extradite him from Britain.

The controversial historian was arrested at Heathrow last month on a European arrest warrant accusing him of racism and anti-Semitism. German prosecutors were then forced to appeal to the High Court after a British Court refused to hand him over.

Kevin Lowry-Mullins, Dr Toben's solicitor, confirmed today that the appeal had been withdrawn and he had signed a consent order with the German government to end the case.

Mr Lowry-Mullins told The Times:

"Dr Toben was released from custody yesterday. He's over the moon."


Lawyers acting for the German government argued last month that Dr Toben, the founder and director of the revisionist Adelaide Institute, should be extradited to face trial for posting claims on the institute's website that there was no mass murder of Jews by the Nazis.

But Westminster Magistrates Court district judge Daphne Wickham ruled that the warrant used to arrest the 64-year-old Australian as he travelled from America to Dubai on October 1 was "vague and imprecise".


Dr Toben was unable to raise the Ł100,000 bail however, and remained in custody awaiting Germany's appeal at the High Court.

Under Section 130 of the German criminal code, holocaust denial is illegal and offenders can face up to five years in jail, but the case caused unease in Britain where there is no such law. Attempts to extradite him were seen by many as an assault on free speech.

Mr Lowry-Mullins said:

"The offence is not made out in the UK. If Dr Toben had been extradited back to Germany for Holocaust denial, which does not exist as an offence in this country, then we would have found ourselves in a situation where hypothetically, the Iranian government could have asked for all the gay Iranian asylum seekers to be extradited back to Iran."

Mr Lowry-Mullins said the German chief state prosecutor handling Dr Toben's case had been so confident of success at one point that he had bragged Dr Toben would be in Germany for Christmas.

But the solicitor said that he believed the German government had been shaken by comments he had made outside court after the discharge hearing.

"I said, 'We will go all the way to the House of Lords with this and let the House of Lords decide'. But when the draft extradition Act passed through the House of Lords in 2002, one of the questions was what would happen if someone was arrested on a European arrest warrant to be extradited to a country where Holocaust denial is an offence.

"The response was, 'No, that will never happen'."

Mr Lowry-Mullins confirmed that Dr Toben was still in England waiting for his passport to be returned to him.

Dr Toben was previously convicted and jailed for nine months in Germany in 1999 after he claimed on the Adelaide Institute website that the Holocaust had been grossly exaggerated.

In a disclaimer on the present day site, Dr Toben writes that anyone who questions the,

"Holocaust story/legend/myth... will face a world-wide group of enforcers who will use any means to destroy dissenting voices."

He adds:

"If you wish to begin to doubt the Holocaust narrative, you must be prepared for personal sacrifice, must be prepared for marriage and family break-up, loss of career, and go to prison.


This is because Revisionists are, among other things, dismantling a massive multi-billion dollar industry that the Holocaust enforcers are defending."









French Cops Raid Holocaust Scholar's Home
New Police Raid at my House
by Robert Faurisson
13 November 2008

from CODOH Website

Today, Thursday, November 13, at 6:15 AM, two investigators from the Police Judiciary in Paris, having arrived in Vichy yesterday evening, burst into my house accompanied by three uniformed policemen, not without deliberately making a great deal of noise.


This caused a severe nervous shock to my wife, who, at 77, suffers from a heart condition; I now fear the possible consequences. For the next hour and a half the armed policemen kept her, her brother and his wife (the couple had happened to be spending the night at our house) confined in a room, forbidding them to leave it.

The police’s loutish behavior was all the more inadmissible as the two investigators (officers de police judiciary – OPJ’s) knew of my wife’s poor state of health. They had already visited us last January 24. That morning, upon reporting at Vichy police station to answer a summons, I was immediately placed in custody.


When told that, after a questioning session, the policemen would be taking me back to my house and carrying out a search, I’d informed the OPJ’s that, as my wife had a weak heart, I had kept the matter of my summons a secret. I told them that at a certain time soon my wife would be leaving the house, and requested that they wait till then to show up for their search. However, they paid no heed to my warning and, with their untimely arrival, they had already given my wife a cardiac trauma.

This November 13 I hauled them over the coals. I told them what was what. And they calmed down.

The three men in uniform went away at 7:30 AM. The OPJ’s, a young woman and a youngish man, performed their search from 6:20 to 10:30.

I refused to answer their questions. For nearly thirty years I’ve been in the habit of responding to all questions from the police with the words: “No answer”, even if the questions are harmless ones. I refuse to collaborate with the French police and justice system in their repression of historical revisionism.

Once again, my two OPJ’s drew a blank. Once again, they found neither the computer nor the documents sought.

They came bearing five (!) warrants, the most important of these concerning my participation at the Tehran conference of December 11-12, 2006. The charges originated with then President Jacques Chirac and an essentially Jewish “anti-racist” organization.

I ask indulgence of my correspondents beforehand should they find that, for a certain period, I leave their messages or letters unanswered. I am once more entering a time of turbulence. I have still not found a lawyer to replace Eric Delcroix, who has retired. By the way, I shall also ask my contacts not to come forth with recommendations of this or that reputedly courageous lawyer: there are in fact only cowards and inveterate swaggerers.


(A model of the type: Jacques Vergčs. It pains me to note how few people have seen through the act he puts on. His pet artifice, clumsy as can be, is anti-racist one-upmanship. “Barbie a racist? You must be joking! No one was ever more racist than the French colonialists or the Australians, exterminators of the Tasmanian race.”)

In France as elsewhere at this moment, the Jews are demanding a greater crackdown on revisionism. As long as the State of Israel persists with its repeated provocations of the Palestinians, it will be putting itself in growing danger and, eventually, bringing about, whether it likes it or not, the Zionist regime’s disappearance.


For the time being, that regime must at all costs safeguard its number one propaganda weapon: the lie that is the religion of “the Holocaust” with its alleged homicidal gas chambers.

We may expect to be treated like Palestinians. For my part, I will not give in. People sometimes find fault with me for forgetting, in my struggle, that a man’s first duty is to preserve the safety of his wife and children. But that, perhaps, is only a man’s second duty. Perhaps the first duty of a man is to be a man.

I do not lose sight of the fact than my lot remains enviable when compared with that of a good many other revisionists such as, for example,

  • Ernst Zündel and Germar Rudolf in Germany

  • Wolfgang Fröhlich and Gerd Honsik in Austria

  • Fredrick Töben in London

I also think of the heroic Frenchman Vincent Reynouard, his wife and their seven children.