Wilders portrayed as conspiracy victim

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Geert Wilders’ lawyer Bram Moszkowicz on Monday argued in court that his client was a victim of a judicial conspiracy.

Mr Moszkowicz said that a number of officials in the judiciary failed to adhere to the golden rule that all suspects are innocent until proven guilty and even actively interfered in the case. All in all, not a very edifying spectacle according to Mr Moszkowicz.

The main target of the lawyer’s attack on the judiciary was Judge Tom Schalken of the Amsterdam court, who co-authored the ruling in which the court ordered the Public Prosecutor’s Office to file charges against the Freedom Party leader. According to his lawyer, the ruling was tantamount to a conviction: “The court clearly anticipated a conviction”. Mr Moszkowicz argued that the ruling was mainly a reflection of Judge Schalken’s loathing for Geert Wilders.

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  • Dana posted:

    on 3rd May 2011, 11:01:46 - Reply

    Of course he has been a victim of conspiracy ! That should be obvious to anyone who follows the trial. This is a disgraceful , unfair pursecution of an innocent person, and it should be loudly protested. Everyone that believes it is our right to criticize a religion should be outraged if he is convicted. They should be outraged anyhow, because this never should have happened. Those judges hate him and want him out of office. The Dutch should be angry, the free world should be angry and we should not stand for this travesty of justice ! Geert Wilders is a hero, and in time those who criticize him will look back and be filled with remorse that they didn't understand that.