The courtroom dominated that statements by Latif must be thought to be incitement to homicide, sedition and menace.
Latif lives in Pakistan and has not attended any stage of the trial or been detained within the Netherlands.
The Netherlands and Pakistan don’t have any treaties in place relating to judicial cooperation or extradition, and earlier requests for cooperation on this case obtained no response, the prosecution has stated.
The courtroom stated prosecutors had proved that Latif posted a video in 2018, by which he supplied a PKR 3 million (EUR 21,000 approx. on the time) reward for the homicide of Wilders.
That video got here at a time of fierce demonstrations towards Wilders in Pakistan, after he had introduced a cartoon contest depicting caricatures of Prophet Mohammad. The competitors was later cancelled.
“The phrases utilized by the suspect are express: he guarantees to pay a substantial sum of cash to anybody who engages in a particular act, particularly the killing of Mr Wilders,” the Hague district courtroom stated.
“It is vitally possible that somebody – wherever on the earth – would really feel compelled to behave on this name,” the courtroom added in reference to the protests, the place Dutch flags had been burned and others had additionally referred to as for the killing of Wilders.
Photographs of the Prophet Mohammad are forbidden in Islam. Caricatures are regarded by most Muslims as extremely offensive.
Wilders, 60, is one among Europe’s most outstanding far-right leaders and has been a key determine in shaping the immigration debate within the Netherlands over the previous 20 years, though he has by no means been in authorities. His Freedom Celebration (PVV) is the third-largest within the Dutch parliament and is the primary opposition social gathering. Wilders has lived beneath fixed police safety since 2004.
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