Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel testified yesterday that he lent his voice to a telephone hotline without knowing the service hosted messages from white supremacist groups such as the Heritage Front and the Aryan Brotherhood.
“I was not aware of what they would do with the sound bites,” Mr. Zundel said under cross-examination at his detention review hearing.
In 1996, the Canadian Liberty Net — which provided pre-recorded voice messages to callers — was found to have violated the Canadian Human Rights Act for transmitting hate messages over the telephone.
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The review, which is being held to determine if Mr. Zundel should be released from jail pending a reassessment of whether he’s a security risk, has been put over until Dec. 10.
Mr. Zundel is seeking freedom pending a review of a federal security certificate issued this year that says he’s a security risk. The certificate could send him back to Germany to face charges of suspicion of incitement of hatred.
Mr. Zundel, 64, was jailed in February when he was deported to Canada from the United States.