Wilders must pay rapper EUR 3,000.

18th April 2008, Comments 0 comments

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]

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