A GERMAN court has fined a renegade British bishop 1800 euros ($2400) for denying key facts about the Holocaust.
The district court in the southern city of Regensburg convicted Bishop Richard Williamson of incitement to hatred after he gave an interview to Swedish television disputing the existence of Nazi gas chambers to kill Jews.
The 72-year-old also said in the 2008 interview that "200,000 to 300,000 Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps".
The prosecution had demanded a higher fine of 6500 euros for Williamson, who was not present at the hearing, but the court lowered the amount, as it judged he had no income at present.
Williamson's lawyer argued the conviction should be quashed as the bishop had expected the interview to be aired only in Sweden, where denying the Holocaust is not a crime.