August 2nd, 2005
Join Date: Dec 2003
Lady Renouf visits Zundel in German jail
from Paul Fromm.
Lady Renouf's Report From Visiting Ernst Zundel In Mannheim Prison
Dear Free Speech Supporter:
The following is a report from Lady Michele Renouf, the courageous British investigative journalist, lecturer, model and arts patron who visited political prisoner Ernst Zundel last Thursday in Mannheim prison.
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Canadian Association for Free Expression
I am glad to deliver the greetings sent to you from Ernst Zundel whom I had the honour of visiting yesterday (Thursday 28th July) in Mannheim Prison.
He looked very well (due, he says, to an hour's walk daily in the sunlit
yard) though he regretted the seeming effect upon his memory of an unhealthful
withdrawal of his herbal medicines these past three years as part of his
punishing kidnap and incarceration. Still, he was of good cheer, even high spirits -
not least in the knowledge that his dishonest accusers rate (and berate) his
real history investigations so substantively!
When I arrived he had just seen his new solicitor and was pleased with the
female intuition she brought to the understanding of his position. We were not
permitted to discuss his case. However I was able to confirm I had put Adrian
Davies (David Irving's Appeals barrister) in touch with Mr Reiger. This is in
case Adrian can be of help (as he has offered) once the Zundel Case reaches
the Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
During the course of an hour's conversation, Mr Zundel impressed on me that
he considered himself, essentially, a hostage for the closure of a U.S.A. based
website. He is prepared to sit out the five years of further imprisonment
hanging over him rather than bargain away its public right-to-know integrity. I
am urging those investigative journalists who ocasionally get lucky to cover
Ernst's fight and plight. It is a matter of defending open debate and
practicing media democracy.
A new policy allows him to send and to receive only two letters per day in a
five day week. Ernst asks for his friends understand his recent limits.
And finally, Mr Zundel expressly wished those who would hurt him by casting
unfounded doubts upon his wife's fund-raising integrity, if they would kindly
appreciate that he can vouch better than anyone for just how straight,
wholesome, without guile, deeply trustworthy, and due great respect is loyal Ingrid
Michele Lady Renouf