Budapest, May 15 (MTI) – Police in western Hungary arrested German fugitive Horst Mahler, a Holocaust denier, on Monday afternoon.

The Hungarian police headquarters confirmed on its website reports of the arrest.

The state prosecution of Munich said earlier that the Hungarian authorities were believed to have arrested Mahler, aged 81.

Citing the Munich prosecution, the Berlin daily Tageszeitung also reported the arrest in Hungary of Mahler, described as a founding member of the German far-left Red Army Faction group who later became a neo-Nazi.

Mahler was handed a ten-year German prison sentence for Holocaust denial in 2009. This was suspended due to his poor health. Mahler was supposed to continue serving his sentence in prison at the start of this year but he escaped.

The Municipal Court’s press office told MTI that the date of Mahler’s hearing will be set on Tuesday.

Source: MTI

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