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The trial of PVV leader Geert Wilders on charges of inciting racism and hatred will start on March 18 with a procedural hearing, The Hague's district court said on Friday.

The hearing will focus on the investigation into the charges against Wilders and set dates for witness appearances and the rest of the trial.

Wilders faces prosecution for his comments about Moroccan nationals on March 12 and 19, 2015, during and after the local election campaign.


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