Mr Josef Felix Müller was a painter and the other nine applicants were organisers of an exhibition mounted in 1981. The applicants were convicted of the publication of obscene material and fined (the first applicant’s paintings included sodomy, fellatio and bestiality). The paintings were confiscated. Their appeals were dismissed. The paintings were returned in 1988. Comm found by majority (11-3) V 10 regarding confiscation of paintings, unanimously NV 10 regarding conviction.