British Singer Jailed for “Offensive” Song about Jews and the Holocaust
The ban was part of singer's suspended prison sentence she received in 2018 for songs "mocking Jews and the Holocaust".
A singer and Holocaust sceptic who was convicted of broadcasting "grossly offensive" songs about Jews has been jailed after violating her sentence by posting on her blog.
Alison Chabloz, 55, made “at least 50” separate posts on her website, which was deemed to be in breach of the terms of her suspended sentence she receied in May 2018 for her songs.
Chabloz, from Charlesworth in Derbyshire, was convicted last year for writing, performing and publishing songs which "mocked Jews and the Holocaust".
The charges related to songs titled Nemo’s Antisemitic Universe, I Like It How It Is, performed at the nationalist London Forum in 2016, and a third, titled (((survivors))).
In the latter, Chabloz mocked Jew figures, including Holocaust propagandist Elie Wiesel, as well as Anne and Otto Frank, to the tune of Hava Nagila.
She was sentenced to 20 weeks’ imprisonment, which was suspended for two years, and ordered to abstain from posting on social media for 12 months.
On Monday, Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court heard the singer breached the order by publishing material to her blog – against the advice of probation officers.
Chabloz, represented by Adrian Davies, admitted to posting on the website “at least 50 times”, although she asserted her belief that her blog did not count as social media, the Daily Mail reports.
She was reportedly accompanied by her parents and a number of nationalist sympathisers.
District Judge Jonathan Taaffe sentenced Chabloz to eight weeks’ imprisonment, and ordered her to pay £170 in court costs.
Mr Davies told reporters that he would appeal the decision.
The Campaign Against Antisemitism, which commenced a private prosecution of Chabloz over her songs that the Crown Prosecution Service later took up, said the case about her blog was raised by its lawyers with the National Probation Service.
CAA's Stephen Silverman said: “We are delighted that justice has taken its proper course. The trial follows contact between Campaign Against Antisemitism’s lawyers and the National Probation Service, and we are grateful for their cooperation. We hope that this sentence will send a message that antisemitism is unacceptable and that the courts will not hesitate to use the powers at their disposal to bring offenders to justice.”