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Court bans racist website

An Adelaide website has been ordered to remove material that casts doubt on whether the Holocaust occurred, in a landmark Federal Court decision.

It is the first time an Australian court has upheld a complaint about racial vilification on the internet, enforces an October 2000 Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission decision.

Adelaide Institute director Fredrick Toben was ordered yesterday to remove all offending material from the site within a week, and banned from publishing similar material.

Judge Catherine Branson ruled that Dr Toben vilified Jewish Australians when he published documents on the Adelaide Institute site that cast doubt over the Holocaust.

The Adelaide Institute claims the Auschwitz concentration camp had no homicidal gas chambers and states that the number of Jews killed during World War II was exaggerated.

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