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No special appeal in Wilders case
The Dutch attorney general says there will be no special High Court appeals procedure in the discrimination case against Dutch Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders.
Earlier this year, Wilders was cleared of discrimination and hate speech. Gerald Sprong, a lawyer representing several parties and organisations that disagree with the lower court's decision to dismiss the case against the Freedom party politician, appealed to the High Court to allow the case to go to a cassation, a special appeals procedure. Mr Sprong says it is in the interests of Dutch jurisprudence for the High Court to pronounce its findings on the case. The High Court's findings will not affect the original ruling by the lower court.
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