Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 08:24
No more ankle monitor for Fortuyn killer
Volkert van der G. no longer has to wear an ankle monitor, and can also visit the areas where he was previously restricted from going. The court in The Hague ruled this on Wednesday afternoon after Van der G. filed a lawsuit against the state. The judge stated that these restrictions considerably limited freedom of movement, and were not in pursuit of the goal, which is to protect society. The wearing of an ankle monitor does not diminish the chance of recidivism. Van der G. is still restricted from speaking to the media, and he may also not contact the surviving relatives of Pim Fortuyn or the politician's former driver. Van der G. still has a weekly appointment with his probation officer.