A 72-year-old man from Amstelveen was arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing children in Nepal, the Public Prosecutor announced after the man's arraignment on Tuesday. He was arrested by the Koninklijke Marechaussee last week, when he arrived at Schiphol returning from Nepal.
The police arrested a 77-year-old woman in Brummen, Gelderland on Thursday on suspicion of influencing an underage victim of sexual abuse in Nepal. According to the Public Prosecutor, the woman offered the 15-year-old boy a large sum of money if he changed his statements. She planned to travel to Nepal on Friday.
A 75-year-old man from Tilburg was sentenced to eight years in prison in Nepal for sexually abusing two underage boys. He will serve his sentence in the Asian country and also has to pay compensation to his victims, AD reports.
The man was arrested in November last year, after investigation by the Dutch police. The local prosecutor demanded 11 years in prison against the Dutch man, for sexually abusing four boys. But the court only considered the abuse of two boys proven.
Piet Hein van T., a 66-year-old child psychiatrist from the Friesland village of Makkinga, was caught having sex with a 15-year-old boy in a guesthouse in Katmandu, Nepal on Thursday. He was arrested with five others in a large action against child sex tourism, AD reports.
A 75-year-old man from Tilburg was arrested on Friday in Nepal on suspicion of criminal acts connected to pedophilia. Police in the Netherlands arrested a 46-year-old man at his house in Zuid-Holland in connection with the case, the public prosecutor said in a statement.
Another man in Amsterdam was believed to be in custody, children's rights organization Terres des Hommes told Het Parool. Prosecutors would only confirm that the Zuid-Holland home and other properties in the south of the Netherlands were searched by investigators.
A very expensive mountain climbing expedition for seven Marines in Nepal led to outrage by many other members of the Marines. The trip, called "Expedition Manaslu" cost nearly a million euros, according to figures the Telegraaf received after appealing to the Freedom of Information Act.
Missing Amsterdam man Christiaan Wilson played a crucial role in a rescue operation at 5,000 meters altitude in the Himalayas before he disappeared last year. A few weeks before his disappearance, Wilson helped keep five British mountaineers with altitude sickness alive long enough for help to come, Het Parool reports.
A piece of helmet was found in the search for Amsterdam mountaineer Christiaan Wilson, whose been missing in the Himalayas since May 16th. It is very likely that the found helmet belonged to him, the foundation Red Christiaan Wilson reported on Sunday
The Dutch association for climbing and mountaineering NKBV launched a search and rescue mission in the Himalayas in Nepal for Dutch mountaineer Christiaan Wilson. Wilson has been missing there for two weeks
Dutch tourist Gorard van Laan managed to survive a tiger attack by climbing up a tree in the Bardiya National Park in Nepal on Saturday. He was stuck in the tree for about two hours before being rescued
The Dutch doctor who was one of at least 4 people killed in a helicopter crash in Nepal on Tuesday, has been identified as 32 year old Jessica Wilford from Eindhoven. The helicopter was transporting rescue workers and relief supplies for earthquake victims when the accident happened, Omroep Brabant reports.
At least four, and possibly five people were killed Tuesday afternoon when a helicopter crashed in the Sindhupalchok district of Nepal, the Army there said. One of the four who died was a Dutch medical professional, but her identity was not released.
A few dozen people held a vigil in Amsterdam's Frankendael Park to memorialize the victims of two earthquakes in Nepal. Among the mourners were 25 people from Nepal as well, NOS reported.
Following Tuesday morning's new earthquake in Nepal, the Giro 555 aid campaign for the earthquake victims was officially extended. Until now, the fundraiser campaign managed to collect nearly 19 million in earthquake relief.
The Dutch cabinet is committing an extra five million euros for emergency aid in Nepal, the government announced on Monday. The extra funding is in response to the UN announcement that 415 million dollars are needed for food, medicine and tents.
The chemicals producer DSM is going to contribute part of the profits to help alleviate the consequences of the earthquake in Nepal, reports BRN. CEO of the company, Feike Sijbesma is calling onto other companies to join the initiative.
Contact has been made with all 900 Dutch people who were known to be in Nepal during the earthquake that hit the Asian country on April 25th.
Of the 750 Dutch citizens who were known to be in Nepal at the time of last month’s devastating earthquake, nearly two dozen are still missing, according to the Dutch government. Meanwhile, a Netherlands fundraising effort to assist the relief operation topped 8.5 million euros.
A German-born resident of Kerkrade died from injuries suffered in the wake of the recent earthquake in Nepal. Uschi Dorweiler worked as a naturopath, and lived in the Limburg town for twenty years before she was killed while on holiday. She was 52 years old, reports the Limburgs Dagblad.
The earthquake in Nepal will receive a lot of attention today in programs on the Publieke Omroep, RTL and SBS. The action day kicked off at 06:00 a.m. on NPO Radio 2 and will continue until midnight.
On Wednesday the Dutch ambassador to India and Bhutan, Alphonsus Stoelinga, visited the search and rescue base camp in Kathmandu, Nepal. He went there to offer support. The Under Secretary General for Humanitarian and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Ann Amos also visited the camp.
The dust had settled in Kathmandu by Tuesday, three full days after the 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and other regions on April 25. The aftershocks grew less frequent and less severe as the city’s inhabitants grew more accustomed to their sporadic presence. Still, waves of devastation had already rippled into every nook of the metropolis.
Six Dutch people have been brought to safety in Nepal after the earthquake trapped them in an inhospitable area. Among them are Gelderland siblings Stef and Sofie Steffens.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday night that there were about 750 Dutch people in Nepal at the time of the earthquake, based on information from travelers' family and friends and travel companies involved. About 500 of them have been located, which means that there are about 250 whose whereabouts are unknown.