Wilders speaks out at retrial

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At the first day of his retrial, Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders said he hoped the court would drop his case. His lawyer, Bram Moszkowicz, has submitted various pleas to this effect.

The defence believes the court should not be authorised and the Public Prosecution should be barred. Nevertheless Mr Wilders says he expects to be acquitted if the trial does go ahead.

The controversial MP says he feels obliged to fight against an ideology which threatens freedom of speech in the Netherlands and Europe.

Mr Wilders addressed the court at the end of the session. He said,


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