Netherlands: Supreme Court upholds Geert Wilders sentence

The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed the conviction of far-right leader Geert Wilders for discrimination against the Moroccan community.

Prosecuted several times for incitement to hatred and racial and religious discrimination, Geert Wilders, leader of the xenophobic and europhobic party “PVV”, promised “less Moroccans” in the Netherlands in 2014. He was convicted on an appeal of “mass humiliation” in September 2020.

With his words, Wilders “outraged a whole group of people”, “because of their origins,” said Dutch Supreme Court magistrate Vincent van den Brink.

“The sentence of the suspect, following his statements on the leader of PVV Wilders, Lesser Morocco, remains in force,” he said.

The Supreme Court also upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal, in which the Dutch leader had not been given a far sentence.

“The sentence of the suspect, following his statements on the leader of PVV Wilders, Lesser Morocco, remains in force,” he said.

The Supreme Court also upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal, in which the Dutch leader had not been given a far sentence.

With his Islamophobic and xenophobic speech, Geert Wilders has been causing controversy in the Netherlands for many years. The leaders of the PVV, the third largest party in the Dutch Parliament, also advocate the withdrawal of the Netherlands from the European Union and return to national borders.

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