executions

A distant overall view of the town of Pare-Pare, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Aug 4 '17 12:10

Hundreds more Indonesians were executed than initially thought when the Netherlands tried to suppress a revolt on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in 1947. At least 1,550 people were killed, and not 1,200 as listed in the National Archives, De Correspondent reports based on its own research.

De Correspondent spoke to 90 eye witnesses and relatives for this study. The victims were mainly killed in executions under the leadership of three Dutch soldiers. Victims came from dozens of villages in the regions of Pare-Pare and Madjene. 

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Mar 31 '17 13:40

More than 500 children of men believed to have been executed by the Dutch army in the former Dutch East Indies between 1946 and 1949 plan to claim compensation from the Dutch state, lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld said to RTL Nieuws.

Zegveld sent a list of 520 names of these now elderly children, complete with place and date of their fathers' executions, to Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and Foreign Affairs Minister Bert Koenders. She hopes to avoid that they have to file a lawsuit against the Dutch state.

Asylum seekers
Feb 8 '17 10:36

Hani Al Rawi, a Syrian refugee now living in the Netherlands, spent about six months in the notorious Saydnaya prison in the Syrian capital Damascus. "I hung six hours per day with my wrists tied together", he said to broadcaster NOS about the experience.

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Apr 12 '16 09:31

The Dutch branch of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) reprimanded pharmaceutical company Mylan for doing to little to prevent their drugs being used in executions in the United States

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Jan 13 '16 08:42

There are at least 70 Dutch children living in the caliphate declared by terrorist organization Islamic State. Life in the caliphate is "traumatic" and difficult, and those who have second thoughts about living in ISIS territory find it almost impossible to escape, according to a report by intelligence service AIVD

Reaper Drone
Nov 30 '15 10:30

Opposition parties D66 and SP are demanding clarity about the role the Netherlands plays in United States drone attacks after two Somali victims of such an attack filed a lawsuit against the Dutch State. The two Somalis are holding the Netherlands partly responsible for damages suffered because Dutch intelligence plays a key role in the American anti-terror operations in Somalia.

Sep 21 '15 10:43

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs is convinced that Iran can make a large contribution to solutions for the conflicts in Syria and other countries in the region. He said this on Sunday in the Iranian capital Tehran, where he is meeting with his counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, among others.

Lucas Boom murder in Zaandam
Jun 29 '15 11:15

The police need to be able to temporarily accommodate possible targets of gang assassinations somewhere safe, similar to what is currently done with mentally disturbed people.

Lady Justice
Mar 23 '15 09:05

The trail against Adil "Kinker" A. (26) and Anouar "Popeye" B. (34), believed to be two of the shooters in the Staatsliedenbuurt executions, begins today in the Amsterdam court, RTV Noord Holland reports. Another suspect, Hamza B., was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Morocco in December for his role in the executions.

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Mar 5 '15 10:11

Dutch-American company Mylan denies supplying materials for executions in the United States. According to the company, the drug rocuronium bromide they deliver to US hospitals and wholesalers, is intended to be used for anesthesia in medical treatments.

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Feb 11 '15 08:20

A man died in a shooting incident on Leerdamhof in Amsterdam Zuidoost in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, the police report.

Gavel
Feb 4 '15 10:31

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.

Dec 25 '14 08:39

Istanbul was shocked by another execution on Wednesday. The victim is Vedat Sahin, the brother of top criminal Sedat Sahin - a well known name in the Turkish underworld. Sahin was from Rotterdam and was allegedly good friends with Ali Akgun, who was executed earlier on Wednesday.

Gavel
Dec 24 '14 08:28

The Moroccan judge yesterday sentenced Hamza B. to 20 years in prison. B. was involved in a double homicide and triple attempted murder in Staatsliedenbuurt in Amsterdam on December 29th, 2012. The prosecutor demanded the death penalty earlier that day, which in practice means life in prison.

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Dec 10 '14 09:06

Even after 15 deaths in the past two years, the Amsterdam police think that the series of executions in the Amsterdam gang war is far from over.

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
Nov 4 '14 10:28

On Saturday in Almere, there was an assassination attempt on the man who walked out of a kebab shop in Amstelveen with career criminal Gwenette Martha on May 22nd, after which Martha was executed. 

In the early morning Chadid Y. (26) and a passenger were driving over the Poortdreef when their Volkswagen Golf was hit by another car containing three men, according to witnesses. They shot at Y. Y. was injured and taken to the hospital. The passenger was taken to the police station.

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Jul 31 '14 10:00

There is a bigger network of young Dutch-Moroccan criminals in The Netherlands than previously thought. Not dozens but hundreds of youths are in this web of drug dealers, gunmen, executers and facilitators. This group is tied to at least six executions and several extremely violent robberies in The Netherlands and in Antwerp, according to a police investigation.

ISIS
Jun 20 '14 11:37

The faction president of the Party for Unity in The Hague has uttered support for the extremist grouping ISIS on his Facebook page. This pro-ISIS stance from Abdoe Khoulani is causing some discomfort in Parliament, and seems to add to the growing debate about current ISIS demonstrations reportedly being planned in The Netherlands.

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