Freedom Party leader (PVV) Geert Wilders has been found guilty of inciting discrimination against Dutch Moroccans in an election speech.

A panel of three judges said Wilders's comments in March 2014 were 'demeaning and insulting to the Moroccan population'. The court decided not to fine or sentence Wilders on the basis that a criminal conviction was sufficient punishment in itself.

Wilders was also found guilty of insulting Dutch people of Moroccan origin as a group, but cleared of inciting hatred against them. He was given 14 days to lodge an appeal.

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