Wilders must pay rapper EUR 3,000.
The politician is fined for using rapper Salah Edin’s picture in his anti-Islam film.18 April 2008
AMSTERDAM - An Amsterdam court has ordered Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders to pay EUR 3,000 to the rapper Salah Edin for using his picture in his anti-Qur'an film Fitna.
The picture was used by mistake to portray Mohammed Bouyeri, the Islamic extremist who killed film producer Theo van Gogh.
The rapper bears a remarkable resemblance to Bouyeri.
The final amount of damages Wilders will have to pay has not yet been determined; the EUR 3,000 is considered as an advance. Wilders must pay EUR 5,000 to the photographer Ilja Meefout, who took the picture.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]