hate speech

Geert Wilders surrounded by bodyguards, Spijkenesse Feb 2017
Oct 24 '17 07:40

The appeal in the hate speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders starts in the high security court at Schiphol on Tuesday. The trial revolves around statements Wilders made about wanting fewer Moroccans in The Hague while campaigning in 2014. In December last year, Wilders was found guilty of hate speech, but not given a punishment. Both Wilders and the Public Prosecutor appealed.

Geert Wilders
Oct 5 '17 12:50

YouTube decided to remove Geert Wilders' anti-Prophet Mohammed video from the site, Wilders announced on Twitter. "YouTube just censored my Muhammad clip. Twitter already made it impossible to watch from Germany + France. The truth is forbidden", the PVV leader tweeted. He also posted more threats made against him on social media.

Geert Wilders
Sep 26 '17 14:50

PVV leader Geert Wilders wants to question former VVD parliamentarian Joost Taverne in the appeal of the hate speech trial against him, AD reports

Geert Wilders surrounded by bodyguards, Spijkenesse Feb 2017
Sep 26 '17 09:27

The lawyers assisting the claimants in the appeal of the, are struggling to get compensation for their work from the Legal Assistance Board. One of the lawyers asked that the appeal, , be postponed until the matter is sorted out, AD reports.

Geert Wilders surrounded by bodyguards, Spijkenesse Feb 2017
Jun 2 '17 08:42

At the request of Austria, the Public Prosecutor in The Hague is launching an investigation into statements made by PVV leader Geert Wilders in Vienna in 2015, AD reports. During a speech Wilders called Islam "an ideology of war and hatred" and said that "Islam calls people to be terrorists". 

In his speech Wilders also compared the Quran to Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kampf and called for it to be banned. 

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.

PostNL
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

Rainbow flag
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.

Geert Wilders
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.

Lady Justice (Photo: Roland Zumbuehl/Wikimedia Commons)
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. 

Wilders
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.

geert wilders
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.

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
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. 

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
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.

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
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.

Geert Wilders
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

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