The court of appeal of Brussels ruled last week in an unprecedented verdict, sentenced ex-MP Laurent Lewis, 37, previously convicted of denying the Holocaust, to visit five former concentration camps – one per year – and a written summary of his impressions from these visits.
About it writes on Monday, September 25, the newspaper the New York Times.
The newspaper reminds that in June 2015 Lewis was sentenced by the Correctional Tribunal of Brussels to a suspended prison term and pay $ 20,000 for attempting to downplay the scale of the crimes committed by the Nazis during the Second world war in Belgium.
A year earlier, Lewis said in a speech in Parliament that the Holocaust allegedly financed «the pioneers of Zionism», and also staged a picket standing on the Israeli flag with a portrait of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in his hands.
During the work in Parliament, where Lewis was represented by a small centrist «people’s party», he has repeatedly made provocations against the Jewish community in the country called the actions of the IDF in Gaza a genocide, and claimed that «Zionism is worse than Nazism».