Student cleared on charges of threatening Geert Wilders

A 22-year-old art school student was on Wednesday found not guilty of threatening the safety of PVV leader Geert Wilders by The Hague appeal court. A lower court also found the student not guilty.

Yaïr C was arrested after hanging a shop dummy from a tree next to The Hague’s central station in 2009. The dummy had a plastic bag over its head and a photo of Wilders was pinned to it with a knife.
C. said it was an art project. According to Elsevier, he was given a pass mark for the project. The public prosecution department decided to prosecute the student, saying objects which are said to be art can also be seen as a threat.

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