The Public Prosecutor demanded a 4 year prison sentence against Tarkk Z. - the 20 year old responsible for the hostage situation at the NOS Journaal earlier this year - in the court in Lelystad on Friday. According two the two psychiatrists who examined Z., he does not need psychological treatment - he suffers from "delusional ideas", but does not have an actual disorder.
Of the Martinair pilots under threat of layoff as part of the Air France-KLM reorganization, 185 are trying to force the parent company to reassign the pilots to KLM. The pilots believe that they are entitled to equivalent work at KLM with the budget slashed at their cargo airline, the Volkskrant reported this week.
The public prosecutor's office demanded three years in prison, of which six months should be conditional release, for Armin A., the 21-year-old suspected of pimping out a 16-year-old girl at the Hotel Botterweck in Valkenburg, Limburg. Closing statements were scheduled for a Thursday court session, where he is on trial for inciting the teen into prostitution.
The Court of Appeals acquitted ex-neurologist Ernst Jansen Steur of intentionally misdiagnosing patients on Thursday. The court gave him a 6 month suspended prison sentence for other offenses.
The phone restrictions on Willem Holleeder in the maximum security prison in Vught, was lifted last week. He may now make phone calls. This worries Holleeder's sisters and ex-girlfriend - they are afraid that Holleeder will take revenge on them from jail.
Raymond van Gog, the 35 year old security guard who managed to keep a cool head when Tarik Z. forced his way into the NOS building on January 29th, says he did not have a plan on what to do, but acted spontaneously.
The Midden-Nederland court approved an agreement between Dutch supercar manufacturer Spyker and its creditors on Thursday, reports Omroep Flevoland. The financially-strapped car company is primed to exit administration, unless an appeal against the decision of the court is filed.
The court has sentenced 46 year old Agus S. to compulsory treatment in a psychiatric institution for killing his 10 year old son in their home in Amsterdam West.
The court in Amsterdam is expected to give a ruling in a very strange case next week. A thief in Amsterdam Zuid-Oost bit off the tip of a shopkeeper's finger after stealing a bottle of detergent.
The University of Amsterdam has to pay thousands of euros in compensation to a student because he suffered a 6 month study delay through no fault of his own.
Lysander de R., the leader of the Hell's Angels Haarlem chapter, was released from custody on Wednesday, two weeks after his arrest.
According to Justice, former VVD politician Kathalijne de Kruif was indeed a member of a criminal organization that was involved in cannabis cultivation, money laundering and forgery.
Tarik Z., the man who used a fake weapon to force his way into the NOS building in January, appeared in court on Tuesday. The court ruled that he would remain in custody until the trial on June 19th. His lawyer, Ton Visser, did not ask that his client be released from custody, NOS reports.
The Dutch Data Protection Authority (CBP) and Facebook cease their ongoing legal battle, as both parties reported earlier this week. CBP recently imposed a conditional penalty on Facebook for not sharing all information that the agency required for an investigation of privacy violation.
A 40 year old Dutch man who put one of his kidneys up for sale on Marktplaas, will not be punished. The court in Utrecht acquitted him on Friday.
Tarik Z., who allegedly used a fake gun to take a security guard as a hostage at the NOS studios in January, will appear in front of court on Tuesday, the Public Prosecutor announced. The now 20-year old man is suspected of kidnapping, threats and illegal possession of a weapon for the incident at the Hilversum Media Park.
A court in Amsterdam remanded into custody the 42-year-old man suspected of selling white heroin to tourists wanting to buy cocaine. The alleged dealer was released on April 20 awaiting trial for drug trafficking and the attempted murder of three Danish people.
A number of suspected jihadists are turning to the court to complain about the "humiliating situations" in which they must undress and lift their genitals to be searched each time they have contact with the outside world. The suspects want a milder regime, or at least one that is personally tailored to them
A former purchaser of Philips grow lamps, who used them to improve cannabis production, is suing the company for preventing him from buying their products, reports broadcaster NOS. Philips stopped supplying the lamps to the entrepreneur because it did not want to be involved with production of cannabis.
Anouar 'Popeye' B. and Adil 'Klinker' A. were sentenced to life imprisonment Friday morning by the court in Amsterdam. The court considered it proven that they are guilty of the double assassination of Youssef Lkhorf and Saïd el Yazidi in the city's Staatsliedenbuurt neighborhood at the end of 2012.
The police are not allowed to just search a smartphone after seizing it as it is contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights, the court in Leeuwarden ruled on April 22nd. According to the court, a smartphone is more than just a phone, Tweakers reports.
Police in Maastricht arrested a 26-year-old with Iraqi heritage in an investigation into terrorism, local news site 1Limburg reported. He is suspected of contributing to training for terrorist activities, and was taken into custody late Wednesday night.
Dirk M., the suspected extortionist of media mogul John de Mol and his celebrity sister Linda de Mol, family, had very noble motives in mind when carrying out the act, his lawyer Paul Emmelot said yesterday on television program Pauw. The accused did not want to keep the extorted money for himself, but instead wanted to give it to charities, his lawyer said.
The crane operator who found a jar with 51 thousand euros stuffed inside at an excavation site in Groningen can keep the money, ruled a city court on Wednesday. The court dismissed the prosecution's argument to seize and investigate the cash, which the prosecutor said was likely buried following a crime.