Pakistani man jailed for 10 years for plotting Dutch MP’s murder

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A Dutch court sentenced a Pakistani man to 10 years imprisonment on Monday for plotting the assassination of Dutch MP Geert Wilders.

The court found the man, identified as 27-year-old Junaid I., guilty of plotting the murder of Wilders.

Junaid, who had travelled from France to Holland, was arrested in August 2018 at a train station in The Hague after he posted a film on Facebook, wherein he claimed he wanted to “send Wilders to hell” and urged others to help.

Judges at The Hague’s district court found the man guilty of “planning a murder with a terrorist motive” and incitement to commit a terror attack.

However, during the trial Junaid called himself a “peace-loving” man, who had only travelled to Holland to protest against Wilders’ cartoon competition.