The measures the Netherlands intends to implement to tackle jihadism and terrorism is in violation of international treaties, including the European Convention on Human Rights, the Council of Europe wrote in a letter to the Dutch government, AD reports.
It's an annoying situation, but the the Moroccan passports with Dutch visas that were stolen last week can do little harm, Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs said to the Telegraaf on Friday.
71 passports of Moroccan citizens who applied for Dutch visas were stolen in Morocco last week. The theft happened while the passports were being transported by a secure transport courier company
Chip maker Gemalto will be presenting its findings in the investigation into reported hackings in a tomorrow. Meanwhile the company has already concluded that its SIM cards, bank cards, passports and other products are secure from initial findings.
The police arrested four men on the Houtmankade in Amsterdam this morning on suspicion of defrauding tourists. The police came onto these men's trail after receiving several reports from tourists.
According to CDA leader Sybrand Buma, hooligans who misbehave at a football game abroad, should lose their passports so that the can't attend other matches abroad, Het Parool reports.
Randstad and Adecco, two of the largest Dutch temporary employment agencies, violate the privacy laws of their workers at different points.
The Dutch government withdrew the passports of 49 people identified as suspected jihadists, Minister of Justice Ivo Opstelten said. Speaking on television show WNL, Opstelten said 41 of those were believed to be planning to fight in Syria or Iraq, while the other eight had their passports invalidated to prevent them from re-entering the Netherlands.
Rotterdam's Mayor Aboutaleb is asking Dutch people planning to travel abroad to fight for IS to remember that if they choose IS and jihad, then they leave behind The Netherlands. Aboutaleb says if they choose their side consciously, then they should hand in their passports with him. "If you reject the Dutch constitution by wanting to fight with IS, then you also reject the Dutch passport", he tells the NOS.
Two families with children living in the Gooise Huizen have been prevented by police and the Department of Justice form linking themselves up with terrorist organization IS in Syria. Neighbors of the family were shocked to hear that Mourad M. had jihadist intentions. His boss is equally gobsmacked, and tells the Algemeen Dagblad that he never would have guessed a radical streak in the man.
In a powerful speech at the UN Security Council on Monday, Minister Frans Timmermans of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs berated the agents involved in delaying the investigations at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight. He said that The Netherlands' top priority is bringing the bodies of the victims who died in the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine back safely to The Netherlands.