A Dutch court on Wednesday dismissed a challenge by far-right lawmaker Geert Wilders against his pending prosecution for inciting hatred against Muslims.

"The court declares Wilders' challenge against his indictment inadmissible," said a statement by the Amsterdam district court.

Wilders, who claims his prosecution is a "political process," is due to appear in an Amsterdam court next Wednesday for a hearing to plan the modalities of his trial, set to be held later this year.

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