Today the court of substitution ruled that although the formulation of the trial court was careless, it did not show prejudice against Mr. Wilders. The trial court stays and the trial against Mr. Wilders continues tomorrow.
But other news broke today as well. President of the substitution court is Frans Bauduin. He is the same judge who refused to give the assassin Volkert van der Graaf who assinated Pim Fortuyn just before the election a life sentence (Bauduin: “he did not disrupt the election process”). He was also one of the few judges who in the past have criticized governmental policies (NL) for fighting Islamic terrorism (NL).
Bauduin also has a side job: board member of the Morocco fund. Activities of the Morocco fund is for stimulating development aid for Morocco. For this it develops political activities (NL) and organizes Ramadan activities (NL). The foundation
most likely depends on government funding (Goverment funded NCDO funds the foundation). The funding will becomes less likely when Geert Wilders his PVV party becomes part of government.
Judge Schalken (blog post Hans Jansen)
Breaking: Judges in Wilders trial DISMISSED
Wilders Trial – Day 8
Wilders Trial – Day 7
Wilders Trial – Day 6
Wilders Trial – Day 5
Wilders Trial – Day 4
Wilders Trial – Day 3
Wilders Trial – Day 3: Testimony of Arabist Simon Admiraal on Islam
Wildert Trial – Day 3: Testimony of Wafa Sultan on Islam
Wilders Trial – Day 2
Justice minister Hirsch Ballin directing prosecution of Geert Wilders
Trial day 1: Evidence given by Arabist Prof. Hans Jansen (Gov)
Wilder Trial – Day 1
Wilders trial: Court rejects 15 out of 18 witnesses for the defence
Breaking: Geert Wilders on trial January 20th 2010
Breaking: Court orders prosecution of Wilders