An appeals court in Toronto ordered a new trial for Publisher Ernst Zundel, who asserted that the Holocaust was a hoax, but the five-judge panel upheld the law against "spreading false news" under which he was prosecuted and convicted. Constitutional experts had expected the Supreme Court of Ontario Court of Appeal to strike down the law for suppressing free speech. Zundel, 47, was convicted in February, 1985, for publishing "Did Six Million Really Die?" The booklet said the Nazis never planned to exterminate Jews and did not use gas chambers at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Zundel was the second person convicted under the 1892 law.