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Racial hatred trial opens in Perth

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/racial_hatred_trial_opens_in_perth_20110118

The trial of a West Australian man who posted a video on YouTube accusing Judaism of being a “religion of racism, hate, homicide and ethnic cleansing” opened in Perth. Brendon Lee O'Connell, 38, who is representing himself, described Monday's proceedings in District Court as a “kangaroo court” and told Judge Henry Wisbey he should be facing charges of treason. Two of O’Connell’s supporters had to be removed from court at the judge’s request. O'Connell is facing seven racial hatred charges relating to a 2009 altercation with two Jewish students in a supermarket where a Friends of Palestine protest was being staged against the sale of Israeli fruit.

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