Dutch prosecutor requests some charges against Geert Wilders be dropped

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Prosecutors in the hate speech case against Dutch politician Geert Wilders on Tuesday requested the court drop charges of insulting Muslims from the list of crimes being considered.

Although prosecutors would continue pushing for a conviction on charges of discrimination and inciting hatred against Muslims, they said incendiary statements Wilders had made about the Koran and Islam could not be construed as a direct insult to people of the Muslim faith.

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This post was last updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 9:54 PM, Central European Time (CET)