Dutch Politician Faces Re- Trial for Inciting Hatred

October 22 2010

A special committee of Amsterdam’s district court has ordered a retrial for Geert Wilders, the MP facing charges of inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims with his inflammatory comments The retrial ruling comes after Wilders’ lawyer accused judges of bias and attempting to influence expert witness Hans Jansen. The court’s special review panel ruled that judges had created an appearance of bias in the trial and it therefore has to be repeated. Meanwhile, ANP reports that the president of the high court in the country has commented that Wilders’ is undermining the legal system, that as a member of parliament he is supposed to contribute to the stability of law.