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Wilders racial hate trial judge accused of 'partiality'
Efforts by Geert Wilders' lawyer to have one of the judges in his inciting hatred trial removed for bias have failed.
A special panel set up to hear the request said on Friday afternoon that the judge had shown no bias and there was no reason to take her off the case.
Lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops told the panel earlier there is 'no doubt' the judge was biased. 'This is not apparent partiality. This is just partiality,' he said.
Knoops had argued that one of the three judges misled expert witness Paul Cliteur on Thursday. Elianne van Rens, the judge in question, was not at the hearing on Friday but made a written representation admitting she made a mistake in the interrogation but believes this is no reason to remove her from the case.
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