PVV leader Geert Wilders will be allowed to call a number of witnesses when his trial on discrimination charges starts next year, following protests by his legal team.

In October, Wilders complained that his requests for evidence to be heard from some 40 witnesses had been rejected.

Judges have now decided some of those potential witnesses may be included in the proceedings. A spokesman for The Hague's district court declined to say which witnesses had been approved, citing legal grounds.

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