Geert Wilders appeals against conviction
Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders began his appeal on Thursday against a conviction for inciting discrimination, accusing prosecutors of trying to destroy his right to free speech. Wilders is the leader of the opposition in the Netherlands and one of the leading figures in Europe’s far right. He is appealing against a 2016 conviction for inciting discrimination while at a campaign rally. His lawyer said the criteria that determined whether speech was discriminatory were being “selectively applied”.