Press release from the office of Geert Wilders:
Tomorrow morning in the extra-secured court at Schiphol airport the trial against Geert Wilders resumes.
It is a politicial trial not only because Geert Wilders is being prosecuted for expressing his opinion – not favoured by the political elite. It is a political trial as well because of the political interferance in the process.
Earlier this month Geert Wilders called for a parliamentary inquiry into the political interference in his trial.
Wilders’ defense team obtained a notary statement from a former official of the Department of Justice in which the official declares overhearing a conversation between the then Secretary-General and then Minister of Justice Opstelten.
According to this remarkable statement Opstelten explicitly said that the public prosecutor should proceed to prosecute Wilders because ‘he is getting in our way’.
Dutch media reported about contact between Opstelten and the head of the public prosecutor about the case in 2014.
They also mention Opstelten was keen to see Wilders prosecuted.
Current Minister of Justice Ferd Grapperhaus still refuses to send documents detailing the meetings –which had been officially denied – to parliament.
The documents will remain secret, the minister told MPs.
The original appeal began in May last year but Wilders’ legal team successfully applied for the judges to be removed after alleging bias.
Both Opstelten and former prosecution chief Herman Bolhaar have recently been heard behind closed doors.
This political interference is unworthy of a western democracy and this trial must be stopped!
Click here to read the RTL Nieuws article (Dutch)
Click here to read the Telegraaf newspaper article (Dutch)
Geert does not go far enough in this press release in our opinion at Vlad Tepes.
The foundational machinery of democracy is that there is an opposition party that expresses different views on government policy than the actual party in power, and they show why policy is either bad policy which is working to a bad end, or good policy that does not work properly. They then take it to the people and another vote happens.
Geert found himself being tried, over and over again, because he opposed the government policy on unchecked, illegal, mass immigration of a people who simply find enlightenment values anathema. They not only do not conform to them, but work triple shifts to destroy them, often alongside Western communist groups and governments.
Geert’s opposition to immigration policies (which are illegal in the first place) got him levelled with the absurd charge of ‘racism’, something which must never be a criminal offence in the first place, as the definition changes as needs be.
Acquitted the first time, the Dutch judiciary borrowed a trick from the EU, and just tried him again. Something Erdogan seems to be fond of as well now.
This attack on opposition people and parties like Geert’s PVV and Marie Le Pen’s party which recently changed its name, is nothing less than a far left, totalitarian plot to undermine democracy and the will of the people, (now renamed “populism” with a negative word-rank) to retain their heritage and identity, not to mention the fruits of the labour of their ancestors.
It is the Marxist notion of globalism. Pernicious and destructive.