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French Far Right Leader on Trial for Holocaust Denial

A prominent leader of France's far-right has gone on trial for questioning whether the Nazis used gas chambers in the Holocaust.

Bruno Gollnisch, the deputy leader of France's National Front Party, appeared in court in Lyon to answer charges of "disputing crimes against humanity."

Gollnisch, a member of the European parliament, received a five-year suspension from his post as a professor of Japanese at Lyon University after he made the comments at a press conference in 2004.

He faces a possible one-year prison sentence if he is convicted.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.