Ruling due on whether Dutch politician's hate speech case will go to trial

Ruling due on whether Dutch politician's hate speech case will go to trial
 

Judges will decide on Friday whether to dismiss hate speech charges against Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, in a case of major political and social significance for the Netherlands, just months before a general election.
If the charges are upheld, Wilders' case will go to trial, most likely during the run-up to the March 15 election. Wilders' anti-Islam Freedom Party currently tops most opinion polls.
Wilders is accused of discrimination and inciting racism for remarks in 2014, shown on television, in which he led a roomful of followers in chanting that they wanted fewer Moroccans in the... read more

 
14 October 2016 in World News, Views: 27
Source: Reuters
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