Israelis file lawsuit against Iran's President Ahmadinejad
A group of Israeli citizens is reportedly suing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a German court for denying the existence of the Holocaust.
Criminal proceedings against Ahmadinejad have never before been initiated, and the move obliges Germany's chief prosecutor to launch official criminal proceedings.
The unprecedented law suit accuses the Iranian leader of harming the memory of Holocaust victims, inciting hatred, racism, and violating U.N. resolutions, reported Ynet.
The lawsuit was submitted to the constitutional court in Karlsruhe, Germany, considered the strongest constitutional court in Europe.
However, chances that such a procedure would be launched in Iran are considered very small.
Since 1993, Germany has upheld strict laws against Holocaust denial laws, while German citizens have in the past served jail time due to violations.