The appeal in the hate speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders starts in the high security court at Schiphol on Tuesday. The trial revolves around statements Wilders made about wanting fewer Moroccans in The Hague while campaigning in 2014. In December last year, Wilders was found guilty of hate speech, but not given a punishment. Both Wilders and the Public Prosecutor appealed.
The Dutch police found a woman in Spain who they believe worked as a slave in a household in the Netherlands for three years, the Telegraaf reports.
The woman comes from a very poor part of Morocco. Her father sent her to the Netherlands to work as a slave for a family that also came from Morocco, according to the newspaper. She received no wages, does not have a residency permit and was not allowed out of the house alone. The family paid her father a small amount for her work.
Nearly 659 thousand of the 4.2 million couples in the Netherlands are mixed race couples, according to Statistics Netherlands. That means that about one in six couples in the Netherlands consist of a Dutch partner and a partner from a different background.
There are a total of 61 victims in the hate speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders - 56 individuals and 5 organizations, was revealed in the third pre-trial hearing in this case. These victims are demanding compensation and that Wilders retracts his "fewer Moroccans" statements on the PVV's website
Last year the number of children growing up in families on welfare benefits increased from 223 thousand to 226 thousand, an increase of 1.3 percent, according to Statistics Netherlands. The statistics office attributes the increase mainly to Syrian refugees now living in the country.
Amsterdam rapper Appa was arrested on a parking lot at the Hazeldonk border crossing on Wednesday afternoon. The rapper, real name Rachid El Ghazoui, tweeted about the experience, calling the arrest "racism".
A radical imam, who was sent away by several mosques in the Belgian town of Verviers, has preached regularly in the Netherlands in recent years. Imam Alami abu Hamza preached in the Al Fadjr mosque in Helmond, among others. He was scheduled to preach again next month, but the Helmond mosque has let him know that he is no longer welcome after it became clear that the imam calls for violence.
PVV leader Geert Wilders told the national Police today that he meant every word of the "fewer Moroccans" statements he made during an election day rally on March 19. The controversial politician also cited American activist Martin Luther King jr. in Wilders' own fight against what Wilders calls the "Moroccan problem."
Benaouf A., found guilty of being an accomplice in the murder of crime boss Najeb Bouhbouh in 2012, has been sentenced by an Amsterdam court to ten years imprisonment.
Jules Deelder, the Night Mayor of Rotterdam, turned 70 and was allowed to be the Day Mayor of Rotterdam for eight hours. He was installed in the Rotterdam council chamber shortly after celebrating his birthday. In his inaugural speech he appealed for more unity among all residents, whatever nationality.
A spike in citizen-reported crimes in the Hague so far this year is due to discrimination and hate crime complaints filed against controversial politician Geert Wilders, the city’s mayor said. Nearly 340 people filed reports against the PVV leader after he rallied party supporters in favor of removing Moroccans from the Hague.
One of the suspects in the violent robbery on a branch of cash transport company Brinks in 2011 was caught in Rabat, Morocco. A spokesperson from the Public Prosecution Authority in Amsterdam has confirmed this with press agency Novum.
In the last few years, there have been more than 500 reports of honor killing in the Netherlands. In 2013, the number even rose. These incidents take the form of abuse, rape, kidnapping or murder, and are all in the effort to avenge someone.
A Moroccan foundation from Delft has raised money for the family of Youssef F., one of the two men who were killed as they attempted to rob the jewelry business Goldies in Deurne.
The second robber that was killed in the robbery on the jewelry store Goldies last week in Deurne was not in The Netherlands illegally, but was actually here on holiday.
Non-western migrants, especially young ones, seem to have been hit the hardest by the crisis, and are often victims of discrimination in their hunt for work. The situation is the worst for Moroccan Dutch and refugees.
The 40-year old Elou Akhiat, a female Moroccan entrepreneur has recently received criticism for starting a wine bar.
Dutch of Moroccan descent are more likely to be misdiagnosed with schizophrenia, according to psychiatrist Tekleh Zandi who got her PhD at the University of Amsterdam this week.