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Prosecutors to appeal Dutch populist Wilders' sentence
Dutch prosecutors said Friday they would appeal a local court verdict earlier this month which found anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders guilty of discrimination but did not give him a prison sentence.
The populist Wilders, who is leading in polls ahead of next year's parliamentary elections, was convicted on December 9 of discrimination, but acquitted of hate speech over comments he made about Moroccans living in the Netherlands.
After a three-week trial, the three judges ruled "the inflammatory character of the way in which the statements were made have incited others to discriminate people of Moroccan origin."
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