Wilders trial: anti-racist organisations call for new prosecutors

The anti-racism organisations which pressed the courts last year to take legal action against Geert Wilders for discrimination are to go to court again in an effort to have new prosecutors appointed to try the case.

Last year, Amsterdam appeal court told the public prosecution department it should take legal action against Wilders, despite the department’s reluctance to do so. But during the actual trial, which was abandoned last month, the two prosecutors called for the MP to be found not guilty on all charges.

The case was suspended after a special panel ruled a number of incidents involving the judges could give rise to the impression the court is biased. It is not yet clear when the case will be resumed or when the call for new prosecutors will be heard.

Dutch News, 16 November 2010