Judges are poised to give their verdict in the trial of MP Geert Wilders on charges of inciting hatred and discrimination against Moroccans, Muslims and non-western immigrants.
The public prosecution department earlier joined Wilders’ legal team in calling for a not-guilty verdict, saying certain statements by the PVV party leader were insulting, but not criminal.
The department was forced to take the case by the high court after anti-racism campaigners protested at its refusal to prosecute Wilders.
Experts expect the judges to find Wilders not guilty on all charges.
The case began on October 4 last year, but collapsed after three weeks when a special legal panel ruled the judges may have shown partiality following a string of legal blunders. New judges were then sworn in and the case was heard again this year.
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