A prominent representative of the Upper Austrian anti-coronavirus scene and demo organizer was not legally given a three-month sentence by a jury in Linz on Friday for Holocaust denial. From the prosecution’s point of view, he compared exit restrictions and mandatory vaccinations to the persecution of Jews on social media. He himself was misunderstood, he only wanted to give a warning.
The defendant was repeatedly involved in serious conflicts with police and authorities during the pandemic. In March 2022, he was partially suspended for almost a year for defamation, false evidence, slander, libel and falsifying evidence. They presented false mask certificates and insulted and defamed the officials. The court had to consider this punishment. Hence additional penalty was imposed.
According to prosecutors, he is said to have described, among other things, on social media a finding of the Upper Austrian State Administrative Court, which had dismissed his complaint against the curfew, as a “reactivation”, Because during the Nazi era the curfew also applied to Jews. He was acquitted of this and another posting. They should also describe compulsory vaccination as a crime and genocide under international law Holocaust Comparison – Here it was a guilty verdict. Anyone who violated the corona measures had to expect administrative punishment – if you protested the measures during the Nazi era, you ended up in a concentration camp, the public prosecutor said in a statement of criminal relevance seen by the prosecution. Explained to the jury.