An important break in the Sylvia Stolz Case
For those of you who are not familiar with the Sylvia Stolz case - here it is, in a nutshell:
Attorney Stolz, a petite lady with a girlish voice and a spine of steel, was the lead attorney in the 2005 Zundel case. The story is long and involved - let's just say that she was criminally charged, tried and convicted to three-and-a-half years for insisting that her client, Ernst Zundel, was entitled to submit forensic and historical evidence to back up his claim that the so-called "Holocaust" is a fraudulent construct used by the State of Israel as sword and shield.
The judge in this case, Judge Meinerzhagen, an emotionally volatile man, disallowed every motion - and at once point, hysterical to the point of screeching, he shouted that it didn't even matter whether the Holocaust was true or not - it sufficed that it was against the German law to challenge it.
The "Holocaust", he stressed repeatedly, was "self-evident" and did not need verification.
The Sylvia Stolz case has made headlines around the world. The German judiciary has really soiled itself for allowing this disgrace of imprisoning a defense attorney for trying to fight for her client!
Below is a more recent court ruling, interpreted by Horst Mahler, who likewise stands trial for Holocaust Denial and other matters of disrespect uttered against the ruling oligarchy in Germany:
Friday, February 6, 2009 6:36 PM
From: "Horst Mahler" <email@example.com>
Analysis of the Bundesgerichtshof (High Court) Decision Concerning Sylvia Stolz's 42-Month Sentence
Translated by J M Damon
[The original German message follows this translation]
In the case of Sylvia Stolz, the decision of the Bundesgerichtshof (Federal Court of Appeals) has dismissed the charge of violating a prohibition of exercising her profession of attorney at law.
The decision implies a substantial reduction in the number of separate offenses with which she can be charged.
Our analysis of the grounds for the Court's decision indicates a reduction of her sentence from 42 to 23 months.
In addition to this, the 13 months she has served in investigatory arrest can be deducted as time served, possibly leaving a remaining sentence of 10 months.
An anticipated sentence of this length would hardly be adequate for continuing her incarceration, which was based on the pretext that she is a "flight risk."
Sylvia's grandmother, who is 95 years old, is in a coma and has already received extreme unction.
This circumstance adds to the urgency of a decision regarding her investigatory arrest.
On Monday, Sylvia's attorney will file a motion to release her from incarceration.
We have reason to hope that in Sylvia will be free within a week!
The verdict passed by Mannheim District Court on 14 January 2008 reads as follows:
The Defendant Attorney Sylvia Stolz of Munich was convicted of the following offenses:
-- Four counts of Incitement of the Masses, including one count of Incitement Coincident with Attempted Coercion; Defamation; Attempted Evasion of Punishment; Disparagement of the State and Its Symbols; Disparagement of the State and Its Symbols Coincident With Insult; Attempted Evasion of Punishment and Coercion.
-- Two counts of Breach of Prohibition Against Practicing Profession.
-- Coercion Coincident with Attempted Evasion of Punishment.
Attorney Sylvia Stolz is therefore sentenced to imprisonment of three years and six months
The High Court has modified her conviction so that Sylvia is now guilty on two counts of Incitement of the Masses, Defamation, two counts of Attempted Evasion of Punishment Coincident With Incitement of the Masses, Coercion, Disparagement Of State and Symbols and two counts of Defamation.
The part of the Mannheim sentence that was not dismissed by exoneration has been set aside.
It retains the factual determinations in the pronouncement of sentence "in order to give the new judge opportunity to impose new and appropriate punishment."
Since Mannheim District Court had considered the multiplicity of separate counts as an aggravating factor in punishment, and since numerous counts have now been dropped, we can reckon with a reduced sentence of fewer than 23 months.
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