Victim in Amsterdam CS stabbing may be paralyzed for life

Ambulance racing down the Damrak after leaving the scene of a stabbing and police shooting at Amsterdam CS, 31 Aug 2018
Ambulance racing down the Damrak after leaving the scene of a stabbing and police shooting at Amsterdam CS, 31 Aug 2018Photo: Zachary Newmark / NL Times

One of two American tourists who were stabbed at Amsterdam Central Station in August is now bound to a wheelchair and may be for the rest of his life, his lawyer said in a pro-forma hearing against suspect Jawed S. on Tuesday. The other victim was stabbed in his arm and sustained nerve damage, NU.nl reports.

The victims were not present in court on Tuesday. Their lawyer said they may attend the substantive treatment of the case, which will likely start in a few months. 

The Public Prosecutor is charging S. with two counts of attempted murder with a terrorist motive

S.'s lawyer previously said that the 19-year-old man felt deeply insulted by a video featuring cartoons of Islamic religious figure Prophet Muhammad posted online by the PVV some time ago, as well as a cartoon contest announced by PVV leader Geert Wilders. 

S. showed no remorse in court on Tuesday, according to the newspaper. He said he would do it again, if Wilders did it again, referring to the Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest. 

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