January 11, 2006, EST.

BERLIN (AP) – The trial of Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel will restart Feb. 9, a German court said Wednesday, and a verdict is expected in March.

The trial at the Mannheim state court in southwestern Germany had to be rescheduled after the presiding judge in November fired one of Zundel’s defence lawyers. The court said that a verdict is now scheduled for March 16.

Zundel, 66, who was deported to his native Germany from Canada last March, faces charges of incitement, libel and disparaging the dead. MORE.