Badr Hari's lawyer, Benedicte Ficq, has decided to stop defending the kickboxer with immediate effect, citing that the decisions were made "for her own reasons".
Amsterdam remains the least safe municipality in the Netherlands, according to the AD Crime Meter. Maastricht is in number 2, just like last year, and Rotterdam took third place.
Rotterdam's approach to high impact crimes, crimes that have a major impact on their victims' lives, is proving to be effective. Both the number these crimes, such as robberies and burglaries, and the number of repeat offenses showed a significant decrease in 2014.
2,741 (violent) incidents were recorded in Dutch asylum centers in the first 6 months of last year. These include 13 suicides, 80 suicide attempts, 124 intimidations and threats, 47 assaults, 58 missing people, 23 hunger strikes, 4 self-immolations and 10 suspicions of human trafficking. In the first half of 2014 there were about 12 thousand asylum seekers in Dutch centers, that number has doubled in the meantime.
A 14-year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault and violation. From August of last year, the boy is thought to have performed at least 17 attacks on roads and bicycle paths in the forests between Nijmegen and Malden, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Family members of the fugitive criminal twosome Antonio Marcos van der Ploeg (26) and Enise Merve Bircan (19) are urging them to turn themselves in "before more accidents happen."