Vincent Reynouard, a French Holocaust denier, has been arrested close to Edinburgh after two years on the run, police mentioned.
Investigators from France’s hate crimes and crimes in opposition to humanity workplace have been working with Scottish officers to arrest the 53-year-old since 2020.
Reynouard was just lately convicted beneath France’s anti-Nazi legal guidelines for a sequence of anti-Semitic posts and movies on social media. He was sentenced to 4 months in jail in November 2020 and one other six months in January 2021.
Reynouard appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Courtroom on Thursday and a French judicial officer confirmed that France was searching for his extradition.
The bottom of the UK Marketing campaign in opposition to anti-Semitism welcomed the arrest and described Reynouard as “a despicable Holocaust denier who has been repeatedly convicted by French courts”.
The non-profit group mentioned he lived within the UK and labored as a non-public tutor.
He added that his first conviction for Holocaust denial was in 1991 for distributing pamphlets denying the existence of gasoline chambers in Nazi focus camps.