Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from her grandmother's Amsterdam home by her father in September 2016, turns four years old today. To celebrate her mother Nadia Rashid made a birthday video with magazine Vrouw and posted an emotional message on Facebook.
Interpol withdrew an international arrest warrant against Shehzad Hemani, who had his daughter Insiya kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016. The Public Prosecutor does not accept this and will keep trying to have Hemani arrested, NOS reports.
Dutch courts do not have the necessary authority to bring kidnapped girl Insiya Hemani back from India, where she currently is with her father, the court in The Hague ruled on Friday, NOS reports.
Shehzad Hemani, the man accused of organizing that his daughter Insiya be kidnapped from her grandmother's home in Amsterdam in 2016 and took her to India, will absolutely not cooperate with a court order to return the now 3-year-old girl to her mother in the Netherlands, he said in a telephonic interview with newspaper AD. According to him, the order from an Indian court does not exist and is "fake news".
Nadia Rashid, the mother of now 3-year-old Insiya Hemani who was kidnapped from Amsterdam in September last year, is still fighting to get her daughter back from India, where she is believed to be with her father.
In an effort to keep her and her daughter's plight under public attention, Nadia shared a few of her "most precious memories" of Insiya on Facebook.
Lawyer Nancy Dekens accused the investigating judge of passivity in the case surrounding kidnapped Amsterdam toddler Insiya Hemani. According to the lawyer, up until now the judge has put in very little effort to question three of the suspects in the kidnapping who are abroad.
The Ministry of Security and Justice wants an explanation from India on why the country will not extradite Shehzad Hemani, who kidnapped his 3-year-old daughter Insiya from Amsterdam last year. The Ministry will shortly send a letter to the Indian authorities, demanding an explanation, the Public Prosecutor said in a preparatory hearing in the court of Amsterdam on Friday, AD reports.
In 2016 Amber Alerts were issued for a total of 23 missing children in the Netherlands, according to the annual report the organization presented on Wednesday. 22 of these kids were returned unharmed, ANP reports.
In 21 of the Amber Alert cases, the kids were found and returned home within a month. The average age of the kids involved was 11 years. 61 percent of them were girls, the other 39 percent boys.
The number of cross-border child abductions in the Netherlands showed a significant increase in 2016. Last year a total of 251 children were reported kidnapped to the Dutch center of international child abductions IKO, 14 more than in 2015, the center announced according to RTL Nieuws.
Most of these abductions involved a parent taking a child abroad following a divorce or separation. Most of the abducted children were below the age of 6, the youngest one was two months old at the time of abduction. In 70 percent of the cases, the perpetrator is female.
The kidnapping of a young Amsterdam girl is expected to be a key topic of conversation when Bert Koenders, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, meets his Indian counterpart, Sushma Swaraj, in New Delhi. The two are scheduled to speak with each other on Tuesday at the end of Koenders’ four-day official visit, newswire ANP reported.
The Dutch Public Prosecutor filed a legal request with India asking the country to extradite Shehzad Hemani to the Netherlands, the prosecutor revealed in court on Wednesday. The Prosecutor believes Shehzad Hemani is responsible for the kidnapping of his 2-year-old daughter Insiya in Amsterdam last year.
Nadia Rashid, mother of kidnapped 2-year-old Insiya Hemani, started an online petition in an effort to get her daughter back from India. She hopes the petition will persuade the Dutch government to increase their efforts and the Indian government to cooperate, RTL Nieuws reports.
One of the men involved in kidnapping 2-year-old Insiya Hemani from Amsterdam last year, was arrested at Tehran airport in Iran. An observant security guard caught Imran S., the cousin of Insiya's father Shehzad Hemani, the Telegraaf reports.
Two men suspected of involvement in the kidnapping of 2-year-old Insiya Hemani from Amsterdam in September last year, are in court on Thursday. Their lawyers claim that 47-year-old Robert B. and 59-year-old Frederick S. were only trying to help a distraught father get his daughter back, according to reporter Victor Schildkamp tweeting live from the courtroom.
Shehzad Hemani, the father and believed kidnapper of Amsterdam 2-year-old Insiya, is als under investigation in his own country, the Telegraaf reports. He is under investigation for fraud, embezzlement and money laundering, according to the newspaper.
More than 10 complaints were made against him as the director of his company Conros Group and other companies. And on December 6th, he was officially charged with forgery, the newspaper writes.
Two year old Insiya Hemani, who was kidnapped from Amsterdam late in September, is doing well, lawyer Gerard Spong hinted at on television program Pauw on Monday, Het Parool reports.
Ministers Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs and Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice are working on getting kidnapped toddler Insiya Hemani back home. They are working through the embassy in India to try and get the 2-year-old girl back to the Netherlands, NOS reports.
"The most important thing isthat we manage to bring her back", Koenders said to the broadcaster. "It is a terrible case in which excessive violence was used, also in the Netherlands. Van der Steur called it a terrible tragedy. In the interest of the case, the minsters can't say more.
The father of a girl kidnapped in Amsterdam managed to get her from the Netherlands to Germany, now has her in India, according to the Gelderlander. The newspaper traced Shehzad Hemani and the girl, Insiya, to Mumbai managed to get his kidnapped daughter Insiya to India, according to the Gelderlander, which interviewed his attorney, Gerard Spong.
The police arrested two new suspects on Tuesday in connection with the kidnapping of 2-year-old Insiya Hemani
Two year old Insiya Hemani is believed to be in Germany, the police said on Tuesday. It is unclear why the police believe this.
Nadia Rashid found GPS trackers under her car on six separate occasions in the months before her 2-year-old daughter Insiya was kidnapped from their home in Amsterdam. On television program Pauw on Wednesday Rashid spoke openly about her relationship with Shehzad Hemani, Insiya's father and the one believed to be behind her kidnapping