Radio Aryan host on trial over ‘racist and antisemitic’ podcasts

A man described as a supporter of Adolf Hitler and accused of stirring up racial hatred through a “highly racist and antisemitic” podcast station called Radio Aryan has gone on trial.

James Allchurch, 51, from Church House, Gelli, Pembrokeshire, is charged with 15 counts of distributing audio material to stir up racial hatred over a two-year period.

His trial began in July last year but had to be adjourned due to barristers’ strikes. A new jury was selected at Swansea crown court on Monday.

On the first day of the trial, the jury heard how each charge related to a separate audio file uploaded between 17 May 2019 and 18 March 2021 to a public website called Radio Aryan, which was later renamed Radio Albion.

Jonathan Rees KC, prosecuting, said the content of the episodes was “highly racist and antisemitic”, and “white supremacist in nature”.

He said Allchurch can be heard being “threatening, abusive and insulting” about ethnic minorities, and perpetuating the idea that black and white people in Britain are engaged in a race war.

Rees described the defendant as “a supporter of Adolf Hitler” who can be heard in an episode entitled Stand Up For Your Country, which was played to the jury, praising the propaganda films created by the Third Reich and the Nazis’ research on racial science.

Find more in this article by The Guardian.

The trial continues.


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