August 16, 2005

ZUNDEL ORDEAL IS FOCUS OF AUGUST 18 "CURRENT ISSUES" BROADCAST
Media Report from the Institute for Historical Review

The ordeal of Ernst Zundel -- publisher, author and civil rights activist who is being held in a German prison on charges of "denying the Holocaust" -- will be the subject of a special two-hour "Current Issues" television broadcast on Thursday evening, August 18, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. (Central time)

Zundel's wife, Ingrid Rimland, is scheduled to participate, along with host Hesham Tillawi, Mark Weber of the Institute for Historical Review (http://www.ihr.org/index.html), Paul Fromm of the Canadian Association for Free Expression, and Michael Hoffman of the Campaign for Radical Truth in History.

"Current Issues" is broadcast live on Cox cable television, channel 5, in Lafayette, Louisiana, and on the Internet. (http://www.currentissues.tv/)  Guests routinely "appear" by telephone hookup, fielding questions from the host and from call-in viewers who may participate by phoning 337-232-4434 , ext 207.

Previous guests have included Mark Weber (June 23 and June 3), former US Congressman Rep. Paul Findley, peace activist and film-maker Wendy Campbell, and James Ennes, author of Assault on the Liberty. Previously aired shows may be viewed later on the "Current Issues" website, where they are archived.

Zundel was arrested at his home in Tennessee on February 4, 2003, and two weeks later was deported to Canada. For two years he was held in solitary confinement in a detention center near Toronto on the pretext that he is a threat to Canadian national security. On March 1, 2005, he was deported to Germany, where he has been held ever since as a prisoner of conscience. He is scheduled to be tried in November for having violated the country's unusual law that criminalizes "Holocaust denial."

For more on Ernst Zundel and his ordeal, see the Zundelsite ( http://www.zundelsite.org/ )  and "Who is Ernst Zundel, And Why Is He In Jail?" ( http://www.ihr.org/news/030923Zundel.shtml )