Dutch court to hear case against anti-Muslim Wilders

The court in Amsterdam has jurisdiction to hear the case," the district court said in its ruling.

Dutch court to hear case against anti-Muslim Wilders

An Amsterdam court said on Wednesday it will hear the case against far right-wing Dutch MP Geert Wilders on charges of inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims, rejecting his bid to be judged in the Supreme Court.

In its ruling, the lower court rejected an assertion from Wilders's lawyer that the Supreme Court in The Hague should hear the case because, as a member of parliament, Wilders has a certain protection under laws.

The court in Amsterdam has jurisdiction to hear the case," the district court said in its ruling.

"The court is denying me a fair trial," Wilders argued.

He faces a maximum of one year and three months imprisonment if convicted on all counts.


Reuters

Last Mod: 03 Şubat 2010, 16:13
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