By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders appealed for freedom of expression Monday and then exercised his right to silence as he went on trial for purported hate speech at a time when his popularity and influence in the Netherlands are near all time highs.
Mr. Wilders' attorney, Bram Moszkowicz, said the remark gave the appearance that Judge Moors is biased and moved to have him substituted.