Update from VH — Another possible controversial judge on the new panel:
Chairman A.A.M. van Oosten was on the board of “Foundation ACB” [source], which is possibly the former Amsterdam Centere Foreigners, quite a multiculturalist organization [“Kenniscentrum voor emancipatie en participatie”, voorheen “Amsterdams Centrum Buitenlanders”]
The Amsterdam court has decided that it will resume its attempt to destroy Geert Wilders sooner rather than later. Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan sends a translation with the news, and includes this observation: “The court of Amsterdam decided to continue playing Bozo the Clown.”
From De Telegraaf:
The Court will resume the Wilders trial immediately
AMSTERDAM – The Amsterdam court wants resume on short notice the trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders. So reports the court today on their website. Also the court announces the names of the presiding judges.
A dinner party where both an expert witness and a counselor for the court of Amsterdam were present lead to a request to challenge the court by Mr. Bram Moszkowicz, defender of Geert Wilders. The challenge was accepted.
The new judges will be the president of the court of Amsterdam Mr. A. van Oosten and judges Mr. G. Janssen and Mr. J. Boeree.
Our Flemish correspondent VH has translated an article from Elsevier on the same topic:
New judges announced in Wilders trial, rapid resumption
[November 11, 2010] The court in Amsterdam will soon resume the trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders. The court has selected three new Judges. The court announced this on its website:
Continuation Wilders case
Amsterdam, November 11, 2010 — The Amsterdam Court strives to resume the Wilders case soon. The court is in consultation with the parties about the progress and planning of the case.
The court combination that will renew the proceedings against Wilders in the Court of Amsterdam consists of Mr. A.A.M. van Oosten (Chairman), Mr. G.P.C. Janssen (senior judge), Mw. Mr. J.C. Boeree (junior judge).
Source: Amsterdam District Court
Date: November 11, 2010
A spokesman for the court can not specify how long it will take before the trial will resume. If a date is agreed with [Wilders’ counselor] Mr. Bram Moszkowicz, there may be a hearing in which it will be decided what is to be done.
In recent days, many critics argued that it is better if another court takes over the trial against the PVV leader. Lawyers Bram Moszkowicz [on behalf of Wilders] and Gerard Spong [on behalf of the plaintiffs] suggested this, and also Ernst Numann, a member of the Supreme Court, believes that another court may better continue the trial.
Press contact Pollie van Dijk told elsevier.nl that the court never considered moving the case to another court. “There’s been a challenge request, but it is customary that the case is then dealt with by the same court. Furthermore, the OM [Prosecution] brought the matter before us [in this court].”
|||Senior judge G.P.C. Janssen is possibly controversial, because he is the former chairman of the Foundation Legal Aid Asylum [-seekers] Amsterdam [“Stichting Rechtsbijstand Asiel Amsterdam”, Amsterdam 01-01-2000 31-12-2003; source]|