Some good news for Dr. Stratterra Fredrick Toben, stratterra although he has already been through quite an ordeal apparently, stratterra which continues as the Prosecution has filed an appeal. Stratterra I have to wonder, stratterra when and why did questioning historic events, stratterra more specifically with regards to the Holocaust, stratterra become illegal in ten countries?    Isn't it through the process of historic debate, stratterra that we are supposed to question and explore events which have preceded us?
Dr. Stratterra Frederick Toben wins first round of UK extradition case
October 30, stratterra 2008
Australian historian Frederick Toben has won the first round of his fight against extradition to Germany from Britain. Stratterra

A London judge ruled overnight that the European arrest warrant used to detain Dr Toben in Britain for extradition earlier this month was invalid because it did not provide enough
detail. Stratterra

However, stratterra the case appears far from over, stratterra with lawyers representing German prosecutors, stratterra who want to try Dr Toben for his alleged anti-Semitic views, stratterra preparing to appeal to Britain's
High Court. Stratterra

Dr Toben's solicitor Kevin Lowry-Mullins described today's ruling as a victory and said the academic, stratterra who has been granted bail, stratterra looked forward to the High Court hearing his case. Stratterra

“Dr Toben is of good cheer, stratterra (but) he realises we still have an uphill struggle, stratterra” Mr Lowry-Mullins told reporters. Stratterra

Dr Toben was arrested while in transit at London's Heathrow airport on October 1 under a warrant issued by Germany, stratterra which accuses him of racism and publishing anti-Semitic views. Stratterra

But Westminster Magistrates Court district judge Daphne Wickham ruled the extradition could not go ahead because the warrant contained only “sparse” details about Dr Toben's
alleged offences, stratterra including exactly what they were as well as where and when they took place. Stratterra

“This judgment makes no determination as to whether the (alleged) conduct (of Toben) ... Stratterra amounts to an extradition offence, stratterra” Justice Wickham said. Stratterra

“But I do find the particulars in the warrant are vague and imprecise. Stratterra

“Therefore I don't find it to be a valid warrant and I can discharge the defendant.”

Granting Dr Toben bail, stratterra the judge laid down a set of strict conditions including that he come up with 100, stratterra000 pounds ($247, stratterra465) in cash as security. Stratterra

He must also reside at a specific address approved by British authorities, stratterra report daily to police but not use the internet or speak to the media or attend public meetings. Stratterra

Dr Toben's lawyers had argued that the arrest warrant was fatally flawed because it did not detail the time and place of the alleged offences or the 64-year-old's exact involvement. Stratterra

However, stratterra lawyers acting on Germany's behalf said Dr Toben should extradited so he could be put on trial for posting anti-Semetic and revisionist material on the internet between
2000 and 2004 in Australia, stratterra Germany and other countries. Stratterra

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