Last year the Public Prosecutor decided to drop 20 percent of all completed criminal cases, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released. Ten years ago, 10 percent of criminal cases were dropped, ANP reports.
A Dutch association of doctors NTvG is financially supporting a criminal case filed by some 1,300 smokers and ex smokers against the tobacco industry, the Volkskrant reports. The association, which has about 250 doctors as members, will invest hundreds of thousands of euros of its own money into the case.
Suspected jihadist Mohamed A. discussed plans for an attack on PVV leader Geert Wilders with others. This was revealed during the criminal case against the 22 year old man from Delft, who is on trial for the preparation of a robbery and possession of three firearms.
The public prosecutor demanded a 20-month sentence and treatment at a psychiatric prison for a 16-year old boy from Rijswijk accused of stabbing a 15-year old classmate in the neck at their school in Voorburg. The victim died shortly after the October 14 incident. The prosecutor said the defendant is guilty of a premeditated killing.
Audio recordings of Willem Holleeder threatening his sister with death have leaked to the public just before the criminal case against Holleeder started in the court of Amsterdam today, AD reports. Holleeder stands trial for his possible involvement in the assassinations on Kees Houtman in 2005 and Thomas van der Bijl in 2006.
The Amsterdam defense attorney Nico Meijrering has to appear in the Amsterdam District Court today as a witness in four execution cases. The Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam summoned him. Meijring, who lost several clients to executions recently, has already announced that he has nothing to say.
Leerdam Sport footballer E.U. is appearing in the court in Dordrecht for the criminal case against him.
In the investigation into suspected sex offender Aydin C. from Oisterwijk, the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) used keylogger software to patch together the case against the man who is suspected of seducing Canadian Amanda Todd, Nieuwsuur reports.
Geert Wilders is seriously considering that he could be criminally prosecuted for his call for "fewer" Moroccans. The PVV-leader is now readying himself for any lawful action planned against him, and has already got lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops in his corner.
Kickboxing champion Badr Hari will hear today if he will be able to continue his fighting career.