Geert Wilders faces fine for hate speech

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By Euronews
Geert Wilders faces fine for hate speech

<p>Dutch prosecutors have demanded the anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders be fined 5000 euros for hate speech and discrimination, though no jail sentence is being sought. </p> <p>Prosecutors say he deliberately incited hate against Moroccans. </p> <p>The politically charged trial centres on comments the populist politician made both before and after local elections in the Netherlands in 2014. </p> <p>Wilders, who denies any wrongdoing, has blasted the attempt to fine him as ‘‘utter madness’‘ aimed at trying to shut him up.</p>