International solidarity works and sometimes the good people win. That is conclusion one may draw from the Dutch prosecutor's recent decision to drop all charges against the intrepid cartoonist who goes under the ominous pseudonym Gregorius Nekschot.
In a mail to the Danish Free Press Society's webzine Sappho.dk, Nekschot characterises the outcome as a "complete victory".
Nekschot goes on to say that "five years of expensive investigations, an arrest, legal procedures and consultation at the highest level have resulted in nothing. I think the prosecutor wanted to drop the whole thing because the case against Geert Wilders is due to begin. It's the same prosecutor, you know."