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Dutch Politician to be Prosecuted for Hate Speech

Prosecutors in the Netherlands can move ahead with charges of hate speech lodged against right-wing politician Geert Wilders for his perceived anti-Muslim remarks, a Dutch court ruled Friday. Wilders and his lawyers asked judges during a preliminary hearing last month to throw out the charges, calling the prosecution a politically motivated witch hunt aimed at hurting him in the March election. In his ruling, however, a judge at The Hague district court rejected Wilders’ claims, saying...

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