Parliamentarians from both opposition and coalition parties expressed concerns about increasingly intimidating anti-abortion, anti-choice demonstrations at abortion clinics in the Netherlands. Oppositions parties GroenLinks, PvdA, SP, PvdD and 50Plus and ruling party VVD issued a joint call to protect women's right to safely choose abortion, NOS and RTL Nieuws report.
An Amsterdam police officer was suspended last week after the officer was deemed guilty of harassment, police said in a statement. The harassment was specified as a stalking case, according to the Telegraaf.
The decision to suspend the officer was made on Tuesday. It was publicly announced a day later. No further details were released about the case.
It’s the second member of the city’s police force to be suspended in a week. On May 28 an Amsterdam cop was disciplined over suspicion of fraud and forgery, police said.
Wageningen University and Research has been threatened and harassed by a rejected student for years, to such an extent that the university was forced to get extra security. The university is now going to court to try and get the man to stop. "We find this extremely annoying", spokesperson Simon Vink of Wageningen University said to AD. "It has also been going on for years with peaks in which it is really intense."
A 16-year-old girl shot dead at her school in Rotterdam on Tuesday reported to the police that the man suspected of killing her was threatening her. Humeyra Oz went to the police with a photo 31-year-old Bekir E. sent her, showing the man posing with two firearms, sources around the investigation told the Telegraaf.
Zamir M., the 31-year-old man suspected of murdering 24-year-old medical student Laura Korsman in Utrecht on July 11th, said that he remembers little of the incident, the court noted during an introductory session in this case on Tuesday. M.'s lawyer Annemiek van Spanje refused to respond to the court's comment, NU.nl reports.
"I met with my client on Tuesday morning and agreed to not react substantively yet", the lawyer said to the newspaper. "But I can place the comment."
The Public Prosecution Service will prosecute five former soldiers of the Airmobile Brigade at the Oranje barracks in Schaarsbergen for sexually abusing, harassing and humiliating three of their colleagues, the Telegraaf reports.
The Prosecutor refused to confirm this to NOS, because not all those involved have been informed yet.
A few hundred members of Groningen student association Vindicat vandalized, looted and harassed the staff of a sushi restaurant in the city last week, AD reports.
The Dutch police arrested two men for harassing at least eight families in very random ways. The victims were saddled with large pizza deliveries they didn't order, magazine subscriptions they never signed up for and in some cases even had sex workers and hearses showing up at their doors, AD reports.
A man from Vollenhove asked the court on Wednesday to stop his ex-wife sending him naked pictures of herself. The ex-wife denies sending the pictures, and claims it's the man that's harassing her and not the other way around, De Stentor reports.
Two young girls in Bunschoten and Soest reported being chased by cars over the past days in the area where two 14-year-old girls were found dead in Bunschoten and Achterveld over the weekend. In both cases it happened while the girls were cycling in their home towns. The police are calling on local residents to keep an eye out for a black car in the area of Spakenburg and Soest, AD reports.Bunschoten, Soest, Spakenburg and Achterveld are all located no more than 20 kilometers from each other.
Helmond father Mario H. could face six years in prison for assaulting Jack S. in Eindhoven on January 19th. The Public Prosecutor demanded the sentence against him in the court in Den Bosch on Thursday. S. harassed H.'s 14-year-old daughter online, AD reports.
The Heerlen police arranged extra protection for the Grotius College and its school grounds. The College's director, teachers and students received threats in response to the suicide of 15-year-old student Tharukshan Selvam on Sunday, AD reports.
School organization LVO Parkstad is launching a full investigation into the suicide of 15-year-old student Tharukshan Selvam over the weekend, chairman of the organization Frank Schings said to 1Limburg.
The Heerlen boy attended the Grotius College, which falls under the school organization. He suffered bullying, harassment and racial abuse from fellow students, according to his family. It reached the point where fear of returning to school after the holidays resulted in his suicide.
A 15-year-old Sri Lankan boy from Heerlen committed suicide on Sunday. According to a message his family posted on Facebook, young Tharukshan Selvam could no longer take the racial abuse, extortion, bullying and harassment on social media accounts from his classmates. "The school, care institutions, professional help and guidance, where were you?" his sister Saranya Selvam writes on Facebook.
Child protection caregivers increasingly face aggression and intimidation from parents of families they work with. In some cases the attacks get so severe that the caregivers find that they can no longer do their jobs, NOS reports.
A total of 21 thousand children in the Netherlands are under the supervision of child protection agencies. Two thirds of these kids were taken from their homes and laced in care. Child protection workers are regularly harassed by parents who are angry about their involvement in their lives.
The Discrimination Hotline for the Amsterdam region is calling on people to report cases of discrimination, harassment and racism during the Sinterklaas season, NOS reports.
According to the Hotline, the “controversial figure of Zwarte Piet”, annually causes situations to get out of hand at school, work and other public places. The Hotline is consciously choosing to actively participate in the debate on what Zwarte Piet should look like.
Mayor Jaap Kuin of the municipality Pekela issued an emergency decree on Wednesday night after a call on Facebook to gather at the asylum center in Oude Pekela, Groningen
Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice strongly disapproves of an incident in which a group of Turkish young people threatened a Hart van Nederland reporter and camera man in Zaandam. But he also feels that the situation should not be exaggerated
A homosexual couple in the Slotervaart neighborhood of Amsterdam's Nieuw-West district has received death threats from their neighbours. The couple is planning to leave the capital city, but say they nowhere to go, since they were declined status to be placed on an urgent list for a residence outside of the city.
Polish migrant workers are still being exploited in the Netherlands, according to research foundation SOMO. Based on conversations with over a hundred Polish workers, the foundation concluded that they face harassment and threats and are forced to work overtime without extra pay
Over 1.2 million Dutch workers are being bullied, harassed or discriminated against in the work place, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment announced on Monday. This unwanted behavior comes from both colleagues and managers or bosses. The ministry is launching a campaign to draw attention to this problem.
The police misjudged the danger Linda van der Giesen was in before she was murdered by her ex-boyfriend last year, according to the committee that investigated the events leading up to her death. There were various moments in which the police could have intervened and protected the Brabant woman after she reported that her ex was threatening her, the Eenhoorn committee concludes.
Mosques in the Netherlands are increasingly facing threats, almost on a daily basis. Yet no extra security measures will be implemented to protect them at this stage. But should it be needed, there will not be a second's hesitation to give extra security, Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs said after a meeting with mosque managements
A majority in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch Parliaments, supports the idea of separate shelter for threatened LGBT asylum seekers, parliamentarians from ruling parties PvdA and VVD said in Nieuwsuur on Monday night.