PVV leader Geert Wilders expects that he will not be facing a fair trial when he appears in court for his "fewer Moroccans" statements sometime next year.
An exact date for the hate speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders has not been set yet, but it will start in 2016 at the earliest. Wilders is facing charges of insulting a group of people based on race and inciting discrimination and hatred.
Aggrieved complainants in the "fewer Moroccans" case against Geert Wilders will not be able to count on legal aid. The Legal Aid Council recently rejected the requests submitted by the lawyers acting on behalf of dozens of Moroccan complainants.
So far, 136 complainants in the "fewer Moroccans" case against Geert Wilders have submitted a request for compensation. The number comes from internal figures from Slachtofferhulp Nederland, a Dutch victims support group, AD reports.
In the first eight months of this year, the Discrimination Hotline in Amsterdam has recorded 1562 total reports of people who say they feel discriminated against. With this figure, which has tripled in Amsterdam since last year from 525 to 1562, the Dutch capital is leading the list of cities where people feel discriminated, Het Parool reports.
The Public Prosecution Authority (OM) has so far received 120 complaints from people against PvdA-leaders Diederik Samsom and Hans Spekman after a call from PVV-leader Geert Wilders. The OM has also heard from 5,000 people about Geert Wilders' anti-Moroccan remarks during the municipal elections, the Volkskrant reports.
Geert Wilders is seriously considering that he could be criminally prosecuted for his call for "fewer" Moroccans. The PVV-leader is now readying himself for any lawful action planned against him, and has already got lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops in his corner.
According to the latest polls, Geert Wilders and his PVV party are going to lose big in the European elections. Geenstijl and Ipsos peg D66 for the win.
Elle van Rijn, a Dutch actress from Uden, is being threatened for her appearance on the talk show WNL op Zondag, in which she asked PVV-leader Geert Wilders critical questions.
The PvdA launched a website on Sunday, which is criticizes PVV-leader Geert Wilders. The site is called Wilders' Friends, or, devriendenvanwilders.eu, comes during the preliminaries of the European Parliamentary elections, and lists Wilders' standpoints, framed by the comments of what the PvdA terms as his 'friends' in the elections.
Bart Brands announced that he will depart as Member of State for the PVV in South-Holland on Tuesday. For Brands, the anti-Moroccan speeches made by party leader Geert Wilders during election evening are not the sole catalyst for his departure.
European Parliamentarian and predicted frontrunner for the PVV, Lucas Hartong, pulled his candidacy for the upcoming elections because he doesn't want to work together with 'bad characters' from extremist parties such as the French National Front and the Austrian FPÖ.
Stephan Jansen, State Member for the PVV in South-Holland is leaving the party.
Half of all Dutch people agree with Geert Wilders' opinion that there should be fewer Moroccans in the country.
Joram van Klaveren, an ex-MP for the PVV who left at the end of March, did so due to the social pressure that arose after party-leader Geert Wilders' anti-Moroccan speech became too much for him, the Volkskrant reports.
In Almere, the biggest party, the PVV, is not going to be part of the newly formed municipal council. Losing party PvdA, however, will. The PVV did not manage to connect with other parties due to the recent unrest from within the PVV.
Vice Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher (PvdA) has said that the Geert Wilders-led PVV party is in a state of panic.
In the latest poll from pollster Maurice de Hond, the PVV has lost five seats, coming out at 22 seats on Sunday.
Geert Wilders' party doesn't seem to entirely agree with everything he has said over the last week, as several PVV members have left the party.
NRC and RTL Nieuws have taken a resolute stand against Geert Wilder’s recent unbridled attacks on Moroccans.
The man has been the quarry of many news and social media rampages for the last week, and it's not over yet as the very nationals Geert Wilders seems to have something against are retaliating, with anger but also humor.
Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, does not agree with PvdA leader Diderik Samsom that he is too soft on PVV leader Geert Wilders.
PVV frontrunner in The Hague, Leon de Jong, walked out of an AD Omroep West election debate Friday night because of jokes coming from comedian and AD-columnist Sjaak Bral.