Dutch court will hear case against Geert Wilders

February 3, 2010

AMSTERDAM, Feb 3 (Reuters) – An Amsterdam court said on Wednesday it will hear the case against right-wing Dutch MP Geert Wilders on charges of inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims, rejecting his request to be judged in the Supreme Court.

In its ruling, the court rejected an assertion from Wilders’ laywer, who argued in January at the start of the trial the Supreme Court should hear the case because as a politician, Wilders has a certain protection under freedom of speech laws.

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