Ah, dunno for sure, but it appears that Simon Sheppard, the co-founder of Redwatch — a site most recently run by a rather sad fascist called Kevin Watmough, and consisting of thousands of photos of ‘reds’ (including former ALP leader Kim Beazley and TV soap * John Woods addressing a rally in Melbourne… along with demands for them to be identified!) — has done a runner after failing to appear in court. He and his co-defendant, Stephen Whittle, have pissed off to The City of Angels, where they’re apparently seeking asylum.
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Holocaust denier convicted of trying to incite race hate online
July 12, 2008
A MAN who claims accounts of the Holocaust are “exaggerated” and describes Anne Frank’s diary as “evil” has been convicted of putting articles on the internet that could stir up race hate. A jury at Leeds Crown Court yesterday found Simon Sheppard, 51, guilty of nine counts of publishing racially inflammatory written material on his website between March 2005 and April 2006. The court heard Sheppard’s website attracts 4,000 visitors a day…
(Sheppard’s site is ‘The Heretical Press Directory’ — it gets 4 1/2 *s on the bizarro scale.)
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Hunt for race hate writer on run
Lancashire Evening Post
July 15, 2008
Police have launched a manhunt after a writer who penned race hate articles for a controversial website failed to turn up at court. Stephen Whittle penned five offensive articles which appeared on the Internet, a jury was told. The unemployed 41-year-old, of Avenham Lane, Avenham, Preston, was found guilty of publishing racially inflammatory written material, and four similar charges. Prosecutor Jonathan Sandiford told the jury that Whittle used the pseudonym Luke O’Farrell for the articles, which were posted on the web between March 2005 and January 2006… Sheppard was found guilty of 11 counts of publishing racially inflammatory written material. He may face a retrial, however, as the jury were unable to reach verdicts on seven further charges. Whittle and Sheppard are next due to appear at Leeds Crown Court on July 28.
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Race-hate pair flee to US for political asylum
July 16, 2008
TWO men convicted of publishing race-hate articles on the internet have skipped bail and fled to the United States to claim political asylum, the Yorkshire Post can reveal…
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Racist given US asylum advice
Lancashire Evening Post
July 17, 2008
An anti-Semitic Preston man who skipped bail and fled to the United States to claim political asylum is being given “consular assistance” by the Foreign Office, a spokesman said today. Racist Stephen Whittle, 41, of Avenham Lane, was detained by American immigration officers in Los Angeles airport on Tuesday…
- See also : Neo-Nazis Turn Asylum Seekers, Kevin Watmough Cries His Little Eyes Out… for some of ‘The Best of British’ Humour.