Trudy Scheele-Gertsen is suing the Dutch State for forcing her to give up her child in the 1960s. This is the first time that a Dutch mother is holding the State liable for the suffering caused to her by having her child removed from her custody. "What happened to me and my son is degrading", she said to newspaper Trouw.
Children's Ombudsman Margrite Kalverboer wants the police to stop making underage suspects spend a night in jail for a minor offense. Minors who are arrested should not only be seen as a suspect, but also as a child, Kalverboer said in a new report, ANP reports.
"It is very drastic for children to be locked up in a cell, especially at night", the child advocate said. "If children are locked up, the police must be able to explain why."
The court in Noord-Holland awarded sole custody of abducted Amsterdam girl Insiya Hemani to her mother Nadia Rashid. The court revoked father Shehzad Hemani's custody in a civil lawsuit filed by the Child Care and Protection Board last month, according to the recently published ruling, NOS reports.
A Dutch model was arrested in the Chinese city of Tianijn because the authorities believe her papers are not in order. Six other models from other countries are also in custody, a spokesperson for a modeling agency that helped arranged their visas said to NOS.
A 45-year-old man from the municipality of Maasdriel is in custody on suspicion of sexually abusing at least five children and producing child pornography, was revealed during a private meeting for around 30 parents in the Kerkdriel town hall on Thursday evening, Omroep Gelderland reports.
The man was arrested on July 26th and he was remanded into custody for another 90 days earlier this month. After his arrest, the police searched his home and seized various items. According to the Public Prosecutor, five victims are known so far.
A man from Schiedam was remanded to 30 days in custody on Tuesday. He was arrested earlier this month for threatening to commit a terrorist attack following the death of PVV city councilor in The Hague Willie Dille, ANP reports.
Insiya Hemani, the now 4-year-old girl who was allegedly taken from her Amsterdam home by people hired by her father, will stay in India with her father, his legal team said. The team made the statement based on their interpretation of an Indian court’s ruling on appeal, though that ruling was not yet published by the court. Insiya's mother contested the claim saying no such ruling was made, calling the statement from the father's side "fake news."
Two Dutch-Turks currently in custody in Greece deny that they planned to murder Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, their Greek lawyer Ioanna Kourtovik said to newspaper AD.
On Friday the court in Utrecht remanded a 16-year-old boy from Den Bosch suspected of murdering 14-year-old Savannah Dekker from Bunschoten into custody for another three months. This was the teen boy's second appearance in court since he was arrested in June, AD reports.
A 27-year-old man suspected of sexually abusing at least two girls at childcare institution Patrou in De Bilt, tried to commit suicide in custody, the Public Prosecutor announced. Bart C. is now in the hospital, NOS reports.
The Prosecutor did not say how he tried to kill himself. The investigation against him continues.
Suspected jihadist Lieke S. can await her trial in freedom, as long as she keeps to a number of conditions, the court ruled on Thursday. The 34-year-old woman has been in prison since she was arrested while trying to enter Syria last year, AD reports.
According to PVV leader Geert Wilders, people who pose a threat to national security must be arrested immediately, even if there's little evidence against them. He is submitting a legislative proposal to parliament today that gives intelligence service AIVD the capability of keeping potential terrorists in custody for six months, NOS reports
Over the past three years 17 criminals in the Netherlands dropped off the radar after a judge released them on bond, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to RTL Nieuws after reports in the Telegraaf. "The highest bond amount paid is a million euros", a spokesperson for the Prosecutor said to the broadcaster.
The Public Prosecutor wants to keep 30 men and boys arrested during the riots that broke out after Feyenoord lost to Excelsior on Sunday, in custody for another two weeks. Should the Prosecutor get his way, they will miss Feyenoord's last chance of winning the Dutch title in a match against Heracles this coming Sunday, RTL Nieuws reports.
The suspects are between the ages of 14 and 45. They are all suspected of throwing fireworks, stones or whatever they had to hand at police officers in Rotterdam following the Feyenoord-Excelsior match.
Dutch judges are too quick to remand suspects into custody, according to a study by the College for Human Rights. They do not look at arguments to remand suspects to custody critically enough and the reasons for doing so are often insufficient, the College concluded, ANP reports.
The College for Human Rights is an independent watchdog for human rights in the Netherlands. For this study the College looked at over a hundred cases in six different courts. In four out of six cases, the reason for remanding a suspect into custody was insufficient.
Former CDA treasurer in Leende Wim van der P. was remanded into custody for at least another month by the court in Den Bosch on Thursday. He is suspected of involvement in a massive drug lab found in a building on his property last month, the Telegraaf reports.
The main suspect in the death of Swedish man Magnus Jonsson in Amsterdam last year, was released from custody by the court in Amsterdam on Thursday. The court decided to release German S&M practitioner Michael K. as his sentence may be shorter than the time he already spent in custody
A 31-year-old woman was arrested in the home in Tilburg last week after the police received information that she was planning to leave for Syria to join a terrorist organization, the police announced on Tuesday.
Seref C., a 50-year-old man currently suspected of murdering a garage owner in Valkenswaard, is also a suspect in a double homicide in Amsterdam's Slotermeer
Tennis coach Mark de J. is appearing in court for the first time today regarding the murder of business man Koen Everink. The Public Prosecutor is charging De J. with murder or manslaughter. This pre-trial hearing in the court in Utrecht will focus on whether or not the tennis coach will remain in custody
Remon W., the 38 year old Doetinchem man responsible for a traffic accident in Zelhem on Friday in which a 4-year-old boy was killed, was released from custody only 8 days before the accident. The Probation Service was against his release
Mark M., the police officer suspected of selling confidential information to criminals, was released. He will be allowed to await his trial - scheduled for May next year - in freedom, with a few restrictions, the court in Den Bosch decided during a pretrial hearing on Wednesday