Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wilders Process Judges Removed in View of Suspected Bias

A panel of oversight judges has removed all judges of the Amsterdam court sitting in the process of Geert Wilders, the leader of the right wing Freedom Party (PVV). Wilders faces of five accounts of giving offense to Muslims and of inciting hatred against Muslims and people of non-Western immigrant origin, particularly Moroccans. The prosecution has asked for Wilders’ acquittal on all accounts. Wilders’ defense lawyer had asked for the removal of the judges claiming that they were biased. The oversight panel said that these concerns were “understandable.”

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