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German trial of Holocaust denier Zundel to resume Feb. 9

[JURIST] A German court on Wednesday announced that the trial of Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel [ADL profile; CBC backgrounder] will restart on February 9, with a verdict expected sometime in March. Zundel's trial was postponed in November after Judge Ulrich Meinerzhagen fired one of Zundel's defense lawyers [JURIST report]. Germany has charged Zundel with incitement, libel and disparaging the dead [JURIST report] in connection with denying the Holocaust, which is a crime under Section 130 (3) of the German Federal Criminal Code. In March 2005, Zundel was removed from Canada after being judged a national security threat and was charged shortly after arriving in Germany. The Canadian Press has more.

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