Huizen city council to meet on jihadist arrests

The Municipal Council of Huizen will discuss what happened around the arrest of two people in the city last week who were suspected of traveling to Syria to support IS. Several fractions in the council argue that they were not timely informed on the arrest, the Algemeen Dagblad reports. 

Last week Friday and Saturday, the police arrested two men of 31 and 34 years of age, and two women aged 30 and 32 in Huizen. The Netherlands intelligence service AIVD says that these people were getting ready to travel to Syria to the so-called caliphate of IS.

Mayor Fons Hertog of Huizen declared the suspects' Dutch passports expired. They may not receive new passports. The four suspects have been stripped of their parental authority. The commissioning judge will decide whether they will be in remand for longer on Thursday.

The children of these two families have been temporarily housed elsewhere. The children are between eight months and nine years of age.