Holocaust denier's freedom 'a great success'
Dr. Töben's passport is returned at Scotland
by an extradition squad officer
HOLOCAUST denier Fredrick 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
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, co-ordinated Dr Toben's successful defence
against a European arrest warrant.
The successful Töben
defence team's barrister Ben Watson
She then organised for veteran French Holocaust
denier Robert Faurisson to visit London this week to try to capitalise
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 organised 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 defence 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
on the evening of his release
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new DVD Jailing Opinions,
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battle for truth and justice can be found at the Zündelsite