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Geert Wilders: Dutch court convicts anti-Islam MP of hate speech ‘to protect rights, freedoms of others’

A Dutch court has convicted populist anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders of hate speech in a trial he branded a politically motivated “charade” that endangered freedom of speech.

Geert Wilders - ABCPresiding Judge Hendrik Steenhuis said the court would not impose a sentence because the conviction was punishment enough for a democratically elected politician.

Prosecutors had asked judges to…

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