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Feb 19 '18 15:50

The court in Den Bosch sentenced former police officer to five years in prison on Monday afternoon. The 31-year-old man from Weert was found guilty of selling confidential police information to criminals for years, thereby earning at least 80 thousand euros. The sentence is

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Feb 16 '18 16:20

Dutch courts do not have the necessary authority to bring kidnapped girl back from India, where she currently is with her father, the court in The Hague ruled on Friday, NOS reports.

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Feb 16 '18 12:20

Dutch company Koinz Trading was declared bankrupt by the court of Amsterdam on Wednesday. The company, which offered customers access bitcoin mining machines and cryptocurrency investments, is facing dozens of customers demanding compensation for damages, the Telegraaf reports. 

Customers never received access to the mining machines they invested in, and therefore also not the Bitcoins they could've mined, according to the newspaper. Lawyer Marco Kalmijn told the Telegraaf that around 60 customers are trying to recover "many millions" from Koinz Trading.

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Feb 13 '18 13:30

Restaurants, bars and cafes in the Netherlands may no longer have smoking areas, the court in The Hague ruled on Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by non-smokers association Clean Air Nederland (CAN), RTL Nieuws reports.

The Netherlands banned smoking in restaurants and the like in 2008, but added an exception for specially designated smoking areas that must comply to certain rules. The court now ruled that this exception for smoking rooms is contrary to the World Health Organization's rules on combating tobacco use. 

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Jan 31 '18 16:10

The court in Den Bosch found 76-year-old Albert Heringa guilty of assisting his 99-year-old mother in committing suicide and gave him a conditionally suspended prison sentence of six months. The sentence is three months higher than what the Public Prosecutor demanded. This was the fourth time this case appeared in court, NOS reports.

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Jan 30 '18 12:40

Arnhem man Andreas W. was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a Belgian court for robbing and killing 41-year-old Stefaan Bekeart in his home in Menen early in 2014. The 54-year-old Dutch man was convicted of manslaughter. His ex-partner, 44-year-old Adriana K. from Arnhem, was acquitted, De Gelderlander reports.

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Jan 30 '18 09:15

A group of MH17 victims' relatives won a lawsuit in a United States court which entitles them to hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, television program Zembla reports based on court documents. A total of 25 surviving relatives, including 10 Dutch, took part in this lawsuit filed against Igor Girkin, a leader among pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. The American court ruled that each surviving relative in the lawsuit is entitled to 20 million dollars in compensation. 

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Jan 30 '18 07:28

must be returned to the Netherlands, a court in India ruled on Monday. The now 3.5 year old girl was violently on in September 2016.

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Jan 29 '18 15:01

Former psychiatric prison patient John van T. managed to slip away during his trial in Den Bosch on Monday morning. The 48-year-old man escaped from the courtroom just before the Public Prosecutor demanded that he again be sentenced to institutionalized psychiatric care. He is suspected of holding a couple hostage in a home in Budel on April 5th last year, and trying to extort them, NOS reports.

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Jan 26 '18 07:41

Freddy D. from Hoogeveen is suspected of strangling his to death, the Public Prosecutor revealed in a pro-forma hearing for this case on Thursday afternoon.

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Jan 23 '18 17:00

The city of Amsterdam is allowed to force the closure of cheese store Amsterdam Cheese Company on Damrak under its ban on tourist shops in the city center, the Amsterdam administrative court ruled on Tuesday.

The in an effort to prevent the closure of its newest store. The chain has four other branches in the city center. 

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Jan 23 '18 14:19

Former tennis coach Mark de J. was sentenced to 18 years in prison by the court in Utrecht on Tuesday. The court found him guilty of murdering businessman Koen Everink in March 2016. The sentence is , NOS reports.

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Jan 23 '18 10:57

Dutch oil and gas giant NAM must immediately compensate homeowners in the fracking earthquake zone in Groningen for the depreciation of their home, the court in Leeuwarden ruled on Tuesday. The company only wanted to pay compensation at the sale of the house, arguing that the level of depreciation is only then clear. But the court ruled that it is possible to estimate the value decline of a home without it being sold, NOS reports.

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Jan 17 '18 10:34

The Public Prosecutor demanded five years in prison against former police officer Mark M. in court on Tuesday. He is suspected of selling confidential information about criminal cases to criminals for years and then laundering the money he made from it. The Prosecutor also wants to ban him from working in a public function for 10 years, NOS reports.

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Jan 11 '18 13:05

A 14-year-old boy from Afghanistan who is thought to be responsible for nearly stabbing his mother to death at the end of September, is now suspected of doing so because she wanted a divorce. The incident took place on September 29 just after 2 p.m. at the family's home in Den Bosch.

The woman, 35 when the stabbing took place, was given first aid by neighbors before paramedics transported her to a hospital with serious injuries, a police incident report stated. Police took the teen, who was 13 at the time, into custody while conducting their investigation.

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Jan 10 '18 15:10

In a court hearing on Wednesday it was revealed that Michael P., the suspect in Anne Faber's murder case, admitted to kidnapping, raping and murdering the young woman. Faber was reported missing from Utrecht on September 29, the same day P. said he killed her.

The news was disclosed by the Public Prosecutor during a pre-trial hearing in the case against P. The 27-year-old is from from Zeewolde, where Faber's body was found.

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Jan 5 '18 16:55

A 21-year-old man from Wijchen was sentenced to six years of imprisonment at a bar in Nijmegen. He will also have to pay financial compensation to the victims of 20,000 euros each.

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Dec 28 '17 12:40

On Wednesday the court in Leeuwarden acquitted 40-year-old Cafer G. on appeal. G. was perviously convicted for killing 45-year-old Michael de Vrieze from Burum in 2010. His body was never found. The Leeuwarden court ruled that there is not enough evidence to prove murder, ANP reports.

De Vrieze disappeared from his Groningen home in 2010. The police eventually concluded that he had been murdered there, according to the news wire. G. was also staying in the home at the time. And blood from the victim was later found in the home. 

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Dec 27 '17 14:30

On Wednesday the court in The Hague ruled against Milieudefensie in a lawsuit filed by the environmental group to force the Dutch government to take more measures to reduce air pollution. According to the court, the Dutch State is taking sufficient measures to improve air quality, NU.nl reports.

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Dec 22 '17 14:20

The captain of a trawler was sentenced to seven years in prison for cocaine trafficking by the court in Rotterdam on Thursday. The case revolves around a shipment of early in 2015, Noord Holland Nieuws reports.

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Dec 22 '17 12:40

Timo Huges, former CEO of Dutch rail company NS, was acquitted of fraud in the tender process for public transport in Limburg by the court in Den Bosch on Thursday. Five other suspects of fraud in this case were also acquitted, NU.nl reports.

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Dec 20 '17 17:10

Saleh A., a 29-year-old man who  while carrying a Palestinian flag on December 7th, apologizes to the owner of the restaurant and the Dutch people, his lawyer said in court on Wednesday. He attacked the restaurant out of anger about the situation in Israel, the man told the court, the Telegraaf  reports.

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Dec 20 '17 15:10

The court in The Hague on appeal again convicted former VVD politician Jos van Rey of corruption, ballot fraud, leaking confidential information, and money laundering on Wednesday. He was given a suspended prison sentence of one year, and is not allowed to work in an administrative office of the government for two years, RTL Nieuws reports.

The Public Prosecutor demanded two years in prison and a ban on working in politics for three years against the 72-year-old man. 

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Dec 20 '17 14:30

On Wednesday the court in Utrecht banned motorcycle gang in the Netherlands. The judge ruled that the club constitutes a threat to public order and that justifies a civil law ban. The club will be disbanded, ANP reports.

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