Budapest, August 29 (MTI) – A Budapest court has ordered the temporary blocking of around 20 websites that carry content denying the Holocaust took place, the Budapest chief prosecutor said on Monday.
The websites sell the Hungarian edition of a Swedish author’s book that overtly denies genocides committed by the Nazi regime, Tibor Ibolya said in a statement. The sites also make some of that content available to read online.
Under a 2010 Hungarian law, Holocaust denial in public is a crime punishable by up to three years imprisonment.
The authorities started investigating the book’s publisher in Hungary but suspended the procedure because the company’s head is currently abroad.