Wilders asks to dump 'biased' judges at trial

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 22, 2010 11:38

Lawyers for anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders have again called for judges at his hate speech trial to be dismissed for alleged bias.

At what was to have been the final hearing in the case, lawyer Bram Moszkowicz moved to have the judges removed because they turned down his request to hear a last-minute witness who he said could show the court's bias.

The trial's close will now be postponed as a new panel considers the request.

Wilders faces charges of inciting hatred against Muslims for many remarks including some equating Islam with fascism and violence.

Earlier in the trial, Moszkowicz asked to have the judges dismissed because one said that Wilders appeared to be dodging debate by remaining silent in court. That was rejected.


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