Two gay Iraqi men had to flee the emergency refugee shelter in Apeldoorn on Thursday night when they were attacked by fellow asylum seekers. The attack happened after a Nieuwsuur broadcast on the same night in which one of the men talked about gay discrimination he has encountered in the asylum center.
Employees working at the four asylum application centers in the Netherlands are regularly confronted with aggressive behavior from the asylum seekers. They have to deal with harassment, verbal abuse, threats and sometimes even physical violence.
Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan wants the city’s capability to evict extreme neighborhood bullies to extend to those who own their own homes.
A man is being held by the city of Dordrecht for harassing the municipality with too many letters demanding information, taxing city resources.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has indefinitely removed all Dr. Walter Lewin's online lectures, according to MIT News. The decision was made by the institute after the retired faculty member was reportedly accused of online sexual harassment.
Two men were in police custody on Sunday suspected of assaulting a pair of NS train workers protecting a female passenger. The men, aged 20 and 30, are accused of first harassing a woman at the Rijssen station and on the train to Almelo, then attacking the train conductor that assisted the women once in Almelo, Overijssel.
A poster of a pedophile displayed in Den Helder this weekend has been met with irritation by the area residents where it is distributed. It features a convicted pedophile who has molested at least three girls, along with his name, vehicle, and home address.
On Wednesday night/Thursday morning the police arrested a 56 year old resident of Leeuwarden for continuously harassing the Emergency Command Center of North Netherlands.
A spokesperson for the investigation team said on Thursday that "one or two" celebrities have reported to the police who think that they have been harassed by the same person that has been extorting and threatening John and Linda de Mol.
There is fewer harassment at Dutch workplaces, according to the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS). The percentage of employees that report harassment from clients, colleagues or executives has dropped between 2008 and 2013.