Some 312 asylum seekers in the Netherlands tried to take their own lives last year, according to figures released by the COA, the agency tasked with handling the reception of those seeking refuge. Another 369 also reportedly attempted “self-destructive actions” like self-mutilation or hunger strikes, the police department reported.
Thirty year old Iraqi asylum seeker Hussein Ali Abdel Amer hung himself in the asylum shelter in Alphen aan den Rijn on Saturday while talking on the phone with his wife, who is still in Iraq with his children. The long waiting time before getting clarity about his refugee status and his incapability to return to his family were too much for him
Two boys found the missing iPhone 5 that belonged to Dascha Graafsma, who was killed by an oncoming train in Hilversum on November 28th. The phone was found in ivy on a tree in a playground, near to where her ID card was also found and where she was caught on surveillance camera shortly before her death
Dascha Graafsma's family decided to accept the police's conclusions that the 16-year-old-girl committed suicide when she was killed by an oncoming train in Hilversum on November 28th, crime reporter Peter R. de Vries said to newspaper AD as spokesperson for the family.
Sixteen year old Dascha Graafsma was not on drugs when she was killed by an oncoming train in Hilversum in late November, the Netherlands Forensic Institute concluded after a second examination of the girl's blood
Dascha Graafsma, the 16 year old girl who was run over by a train in Hilversum last weekend, wandered around for hours on the night she died and was not picked up by a car, according to the foundation Signi Zoekhonde. The foundation sent in sniffer dogs to trace the teen girl's scent at her family's request
Dutch writer, poet and essayist Joost Zwagerman has committed suicide in his home town of Haarlem after a long fight with depression. He was 51 years old.
On Wednesday the court in Amsterdam is considering the request made by family members of 25 year old Amsterdam woman Talitha to prosecute a police officer involved in the case surrounding her death. The family believe that the officer lied about a possible "suicide note" found in the young woman's handbag after her death.
The police are investigating a possible murder-suicide involving a married couple from Capelle aan den IJssel.
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health has made 3.2 million euros available for research into suicide prevention for the next four years. She announced this at the opening of "De Vogelvanger" exhibition, dedicated to suicide prevention, at the Nederlands Uitvaarmuseum.
A South African asylum seeker committed suicide in the Rotterdam Detention Center on Monday morning.
An 8 year old girl was found dead at an apartment building in Hoogeveen, Drenthe on Sunday night.
The number of reports of sexual abuse in youth care facilities increased by 19 percent in 2014. Last year 70 cases of sexual abuse were reported, compared to 59 in 2013.
The Public Prosecutor's office is pressing cases against at least 29 men for having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute in a Valkenburg, Limburg hotel. The men will appear in front of Maastricht Court between July 8 and 18, the public prosecutor reported.
Utrecht is considering using fences to prevent people from committing suicide by jumping off the Dom tower. Until last year the municipality was strictly against ruining the facade of the historic tower by putting high fences on it, but decided to reconsider after a jumper hit a passerby on the ground.
In a farewell letter to his lawyer, Lau Geeraets asked him to appeal against the life sentence that was imposed on him by the Maastricht court and to give any compensation following a successful appeal to his two sons.
Former No Surrender outlaw motorcycle gang member Lau G. was found dead in his Vught cell Fiday morning less than 24 hours after receiving a lifetime prison sentence for a double murder. He was 53 years of age. The time of death was not announced.
The man suspected of pimping a 16 year old girl to as many as 80 men in Limburg was remanded into custody today. The court in Maastricht called the suspect, Armin A., both a flight risk and at risk of committing the crime again, according to Hart van Nederland.
Jori Sven van Zanten, the member of motorcycle club No Surrender who is wanted by the police because of a shootout in Eindhoven in October last year, was previously suspected of being involved in the death of his girlfriend, Rose Dasaad, who died in December 2013.
The injuries that Lesley Timmer sustained during his alleged suicide, are not consistent with a fall from a bridge, pathologist Frank van de Groot old AD after studying the report on the boy's death.
The owner of the Valkenburg hotel used in the so called "lover boy" prostitution case, claims she is the biggest victim in the incident, AD wrote. Sonja Botterweck says that her hotel's visitor numbers have plummeted after her family hotel was the scene where a 16-year-old girl was forced into acts of prostitution with dozens of men.
Rail traffic between Apeldoorn and Deventer came to a standstill after the train accident yesterday morning. At around 08:30 a.m. the train from Apeldoorn crashed into a car that was parked on the rail at the crossing in Stationstraat at Teuge. The driver of the car was killed. It is believed that he was committing suicide by parking his car on the tracks. All the passengers on the train escaped unharmed.
One person is dead and another person was severely burned when an apartment building exploded in Berg aan de Maas, Limburg. A man was threatening to blow up a home on Julianastraat earlier Friday afternoon by opening a natural gas valve and igniting it, sources told local news publisher 1Limburg.
A second suspect in the Valkenburg lover-boy case has committed suicide. He was (probably) one of the 16 year old girl's customers.