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Ursula Haverbeck: The verdict is final - the charge to begin the sentence is expected to be in the fall


Ursula Haverbeck was sentenced to one year in prison for hate speech. The decision is now final. The 93-year-old is due to start her sentence soon.

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Ursula Haverbeck in November 2020: She publicly claimed that the Holocaust never happened

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The judgment of the Berlin Regional Court against the 93-year-old Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck for incitement to hatred is final.

The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal on July 28.

This was announced by a spokeswoman for the court on Friday when asked by SPIEGEL.

In 2016 Haverbeck had claimed in a public lecture and in 2018 in an interview published on the Internet that the Holocaust did not exist.

In April 2022, she was sentenced to a total of one year in prison for sedition.

The revision of the defense was unsuccessful.

Despite her old age, the chamber ruled out a suspended sentence because Haverbeck had shown no insight or remorse.

The presiding judge of the Berlin Regional Court stated in the pronouncement of the verdict that there was “no alternative” to imprisonment.

Not even a previously served sentence of two and a half years in prison would have impressed Haverbeck.

"Nothing can stop you."

According to the responsible public prosecutor, Haverbeck is expected to receive a summons to begin his sentence in the fall.

It remains to be seen whether her lawyer will try to justify his client's incapacity for imprisonment.

Her lawyer Wolfram Nahrath could not be reached for comment on Friday afternoon.

Source: spiegel

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