hate speech

Dec 16 '16 10:07

A proposal by VNL to scrap the ban on group defamation, hate speech and discrimination from the Penal Code was rejected by a majority in Dutch parliament on Thursday. A large majority of the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, found the proposal not well thought out as it opens the door to discrimination directed at vulnerable groups such as Jews, Muslims, women, LGBT and disabled people, NU.nl reports.

Dec 12 '16 14:55

PostNL fired one of its drivers with immediate effect on Monday for a Facebook post in which he praised the bombing in Istanbul, Turkey over the weekend. The Dutch postal service confirmed the dismissal on Facebook and Twitter, following an outraged storm of reactions.

"Too bad there were only 20 deaths, there should have been many more. At least those 29 aren't coming here, great." The man wrote on Facebook

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Dec 2 '16 14:00

The Dutch hotline for internet discrimination MiND is facing heat after one of its employees suggested that hate speech against LGBT people is allowed as long as it is in the name of faith. Titus Visser, director of NL Confidential to which MiND belongs, apologized for this "error in judgement", the Volkskrant reports.

Geert Wilders
Nov 23 '16 14:54

Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, on trial for hate speech, said he has a responsibility to pointedly address the problems he sees in Dutch society no matter how sensitive the topic. “I’m still here. I’m never giving up,” Wilders said in court as part of his closing statement.

Wilders
Nov 22 '16 08:36

Geert Wilders will attend at least one hearing in the hate-speech trial currently ongoing against him. On Twitter he announced that he will make use of his right to have the final word in what he calls the "trial against freedom of expression". The PVV leader will have his chance to speak on Wednesday, NOS reports.

Nov 18 '16 16:00

The Public Prosecutor abused its power by charging Geert Wilders with hate speech, according to the PVV leader's lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops in court on Friday. According to the lawyer, the Prosecutor charged Wilders because he doesn't like Wilders' beliefs, not because theya re punishable, Telegraaf reporter Saskia Belleman tweets live from within the court room.

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Nov 17 '16 12:44

The Public Prosecutor demanded a fine of 5 thousand euros against PVV leader Geert Wilders for hate speech and incitement in the high security court at Schiphol on Thursday, according to Telegraaf reporter Saskia Belleman tweeting live from the courtroom. 

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Nov 16 '16 16:10

Public Prosecutor Wouter Bos believes that the revolves around two fundemental values in Dutch society: freedom of expression and protection against discrimination, he said in court on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.

Nov 15 '16 10:05

About 40 Dutch-Moroccans had the chance to demand compensation from Geert Wilders in court on Monday as the continued. According to the aggrieved parties, Wilders is responsible for the acceptance of discrimination in the Netherlands, AD reports.

Nov 10 '16 14:40

Lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops will continue defending Geert Wilders in the hate speech trial against the PVV leader centered around statements he made about wanting "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands while campaigning in The Hague in 2014. The lawyer made his intentions to stay on the trial clear in a press release on Thursday, NOS reports.

Nov 7 '16 09:08

Judge Elianne van Rens will remain on the hate speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders. On Friday the court rejected the Wilders' lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops filed against her, the Volkskrant reports. 

Wilders
Nov 4 '16 16:15

Judge Elianne van Rens was rude and biased towards expert witness for the defense Paul Cliteur on Thursday in the hate speech trial against Geert Wilders, the PVV leaders' lawyer Gert-Jan Knoops said on Friday. She therefore has to be removed from the case, the lawyer defended his recusal request, the Volkskrant reports. 

Nov 4 '16 07:56

At the request of Geert Wilders, lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops announced a recusal request against one of the judges in the. In court on Thursday Knoops announced that they want judge Elianne van Rens removed from the case because Wilders believes her biased, the Volkskrant reports.

Geert Wilders
Oct 31 '16 16:20

A total of 6,474 against PVV leader Geert Wilders after he made statements about "fewer Moroccans" while campaigning in The Hague in 2014, was revealed in the high security court at Schiphol on Monday. This is the fi against the PVV leader.

Wilders
Oct 31 '16 07:49

The criminal trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders starts in the high security court at Schiphol today. Wilders is facing over statements he made about Moroccans while campaigning in The Hague in 2014.

Oct 28 '16 09:12

PVV leader Geert Wilders will not be attending the hate speech trial against him for statements he made about "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands in 2014. In an open letter in Dutch newspaper AD, he called the trial a "process against freedom of speech". "I refuse to cooperate with that." he wrote.

Oct 14 '16 10:26

The trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders will continue, the court in the Hague ruled on Friday. Wilders is facing four variants of two hate speech charges because of statements he made about "fewer Moroccans" in the Hague in 2014.

Oct 14 '16 08:09

Today the court in The Hague will rule on whether or not to continue prosecuting PVV leader Geert Wilders for hate speech

Sep 23 '16 16:00

The hate speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders over statements he made about "fewer Moroccans" during election campaigns in 2014, is impossible for a court to rule on, the PVV leader's lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops argued in the extra security court at Schiphol on Friday

Geert Wilders
Sep 23 '16 12:20

There are a total of 61 victims in the hate speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders - 56 individuals and 5 organizations, was revealed in the third pre-trial hearing in this case. These victims are demanding compensation and that Wilders retracts his "fewer Moroccans" statements on the PVV's website

Sep 23 '16 07:34

The third pre-trial hearing in the "less Moroccans" hate speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders happens in court today. His lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops will try to convince the court to drop the case immediately

Apr 12 '16 14:45

PvdA leaders Diederik Samsom and Hans Spekman will not be prosecuted for hate speech on statements they made about Moroccans, the court in Amsterdam ruled on Tuesday. The PVV asked the court to compel the Public Prosecutor to prosecute them for group insult and incitement to discrimination against people because of their race, the Volkskrant reports.

Mar 18 '16 16:25

Geert Wilders' lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops called the leak of a legal brief outlining his defense plans "an attack on the process and on Wilders' freedom", during a pre-trial hearing in the hate speech trial against the PVV leader on Friday. Knoops demanded that the trial be called off until the leak was thoroughly investigated

Lady Justice
Mar 18 '16 14:45

The Public Prosecutor decided to turn to the Supreme Court to appeal against the Amsterdam court's decision to acquit a 37-year-old PVV supporter of insulting Arabs because of their race

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