Dozens of people filed claims for compensation against PVV leader Geert Wilders over statements he made about "fewer Moroccans" in The Hague in 2014, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday, ANP reports.
The hate speech trial against Wilders is set to start in October, with a pre-trial hearing scheduled form March 18th. He is facing charges of incitement to discrimination and hatred and insulting a group of people. If he is convicted, the court may sentence him to paying compensation.
The Public Prosecutor did not comment on the amount of compensation sought. Lawyer and professor Goran Sluiter stated on Thursday that he is representing two organizations and a number of people seeking compensation in this case.