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Geert Wilders has told judges at his trial for inciting hatred and discrimination that freedom of expression is the only freedom left to him.

Wilders, who boycotted the rest of the proceedings on the grounds they are politically motivated, decided to attend on the last day of the trial at the high security court at Schiphol airport.

'I refuse to believe that we will give freedom up like that, we are Dutch,' he told the panel of judges. 'That is why we speak out... I will never be silenced by anyone.'

Wilders said he had mentioned the problem with Moroccans in the Netherlands as a politician. 'And I will continue to do so,' he said. 'People who want to stop me will have to kill me first.'


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