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French Holocaust denier Vincent Reynard is arrested in Scotland

French Holocaust denier Vincent Reynard is arrested in Scotland

The 53-year-old man was arrested by Scottish police based on “French intelligence”, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to the weekly Marianne. He was arrested in Anstruther, a small fishing port north of Edinburgh, where he was living under a false identity, “on the basis of an arrest warrant” issued by France, a Police Scotland spokesman said.

His hunt, led by the Office of the Central Office for Crimes Against Humanity and Hate Crime (OCLCH), began in August 2020 when a tag reading “Reynouard is right” was found on Oratore’s memorial. Sur-Glane (Haute-Vienne), 10 June 1944 Massacre by SS Das Reich Division. In several videos posted online, Vincent Reynard questioned the assassination.

His arrest required close cooperation between the French and British judiciary. “Holocaust denial is not a crime in the United Kingdom, but thanks to an old extract from the Caen Court of Appeal ruling in 2015,” which sentenced Vincent Reynard to a year in prison for denying crimes against humanity, “we were able to convince the British to take him,” said General Jean-Philippe, president of the OCLCH. Rayland explained.

He refused to extradite him

During his presentation before a judge in Edinburgh, Mr. Vincent Reynard refused to extradite him to France. Rayland said. He was jailed pending a new trial, considering the possibility that he might surrender to the French authorities.

“I was very interested in arresting him. He still broadcasts a lot of hateful messages on the Internet, where he has a large audience,” said General Reiland, especially the Russian social network VKontakte or the American (ultraconservative and conspiratorial) Cab.

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