The process eventually collapsed when an appeals panel said that Mr Wilders’ fear of bias from the first trial judges was “understandable” because they did not approve a request for further expert testimony from Dutch academic Hans Jansen.
Source: The BBC
UPDATE: From Expatica.com
Wilders trial starts again in Amsterdam
The trial of Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders has begun again in Amsterdam. The judges, the public prosecutors and the defence team are meeting for a so-called “production session” at which they will determine how the trial should proceed. The substance of the accusations will not be discussed.
Geert Wilders is charged with inciting hatred and discrimination and insulting groups of people through his public remarks about Islam and Muslims.
The trial was abandoned last year after defence lawyer Bram Moszkowicz accused one of the judges of prejudicial behaviour and this was upheld by the review committee.
New judges have been appointed, but the prosecution team is the same one which in October called for Mr Wilders to be acquitted on all charges.
This is a complete disgrace, particularly when yesterday in the UK our prime minister has announced a clamp down of muslim issues as an end to multiculturalism.
This is a sham, a complete shame on the Netherlands legal system.
Shame, shame on them for this cowardly display of fear and dhimmification, as they cower before their Islamic overlords.
Good luck to the innocent and brave Mr Wilders who only wants to defend his country.
Yeah the show trial continues, and with it dragging the Dutch legal system into disrepute. The history books will one day judge this generation harshly.
Here is his speech on Jihad Watch
Wilders: “The lights are going out all over Europe”