Pim Fortuyn

Mark Rutte
Mar 25 '19 07:44

"Unacceptable", Prime Minister Mark Rutte said about threats made against FvD leader Thierry Baudet after the nationalist party's major win in the Provincial States elections last week. All politicians must be able to perform their duties in safety and freedom, Rutte said to the Telegraaf. "Democracy is not easy, but it is a valuable possession.

Gavel
Oct 2 '18 16:40

Volkert van der Graaf, the man who killed populist politician Pim Fortuyn 16 years ago, will be allowed to emigrate. Van der Graaf and the Public Prosecutor reached an agreement about his duty to report to the probation service. He no longer has to physically report to the probation service every six weeks, but must send in a written report about his wellbeing every eight weeks until 2020. He also has to physically report for an evaluation meeting once every six months, NOS reports.

Gavel
May 29 '18 13:30

Volkert van der Graaf, the man who murdered populist politician Pim Fortuyn in 2002, no longer has to report to the probation service every six weeks, the court in The Hague ruled on Tuesday. Van der Graaf filed summary proceedings asking the court to lift this obligation so that he can emigrate abroad, NU.nl reports. 

Gavel
May 15 '18 09:30

Volkert van der Graaf, the man who murdered populist politician Pim Fortuyn in 2002, wants to emigrate. He therefore filed an injunction against the state to get his obligation to report to the probation service lifted, so that he can leave the Netherlands. The case appears in court on Tuesday, NU.nl reports. 

In April 2003 Van der Graaf, 48, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the murder of Pim Fortuyn in May 2002. After serving two thirds of his sentence, he was conditionally released in May 2014. One of the conditions is that he regularly reports to the probation service. 

Arrest
May 8 '17 09:06

A total of 14 people were arrested during protests by anti-Islam organization Pegida and a number of groups that oppose them, including the anti-fascism action group AFA, in Tilburg on Sunday. The people arrested were with the groups protesting against Pegida, the police said to NU.nl.

Most of the detainees were arrested for not complying with the general local regulation - they were trying to seek confrontation with other protesting groups. Two were arrested for not being able to identify themselves, and another was arrested for insult. 

Mar 21 '17 14:45

The pistol used to kill populist politician Pim Fortuyn in 2002 became part of the Rijksmuseum's collection in 2012, former director Wim Pijbes said to Quote. Fortuyn's relatives donated the weapon to the museum via the Public Prosecutor, NU.nl reports.

In 2010 the Rijksmuseum announced interest in buying the firearm, in order to one day exhibit it. But due to a commotion that arose, Pijbes abandoned the purchase. After "extensive consultations with the Fortuyn family" the murder weapon was given to the museum in 2012. 

Feb 27 '17 09:41

In an interview with German TV channel ARD, PVV leader Geert Wilders claimed that populist politician and LPF leader Pim Fortuyn was murdered by a Muslim extremist in 2012. This is not true. Fortuyn was killed by environmental activist Volkert van der G. On Twitter Wilders acknowledged that he misspoke, saying he was talking about Theo van Gogh's murder in 2004.

"Pim Fortuyn was addressing the problems that I am addressing now. Unfortunately he was killed and murdered by a radical Muslim", Wilders said in the interview, which was recorded on February 9th.

Gavel
Feb 6 '17 11:45

Volkert van der Graaf, the convicted murderer of populist politician Pim Fortuyn, does not have to go back to jail, the Amsterdam court ruled on Monday. According to the court, Van der Graaf is keeping to his conditions for early release, NU.nl reports.

Volkert van der G.
Sep 20 '16 11:50

Volkert van der Graaf no longer has to undergo psychiatric treatment, the court iin The Hague ruled on Tuesday. According to the court, Van der Graaf does not have any psychiatric problems to be treated

Volkert van der G.
May 10 '16 14:05

The psychiatric treatment Volkert van der Graaf was given for killing politician Pim Fortuyn, was only a sales pitch directed at politicians, according to Advocate General Hans Pieters in a secretly recorded conversation with Van der Graaf

Volkert van der G.
Mar 24 '16 11:27

Volkert van Graaf, the man convicted for murdering politician Pim Fortuyn, is in court again on Thursday to challenge a condition of his probation. He no longer wants to check in with the probation service every three months

Volkert van der G.
Feb 19 '16 12:06

Pim Fortuyn's murderer Volkert van der Graaf no longer has to undergo compulsory psychiatric treatment, the court in The Hague ruled on Friday

Geert Wilders
Feb 9 '16 15:20

If someone assassinates Geert Wilders, all of the Netherlands will know that the blood is on the PvdA's hands, the furious PVV leader said in response to PvdA chair Hans Spekman calling him a danger to democracy and society.

Volkert van der G.
Feb 9 '16 13:30

Murdered politician Pim Fortuyn's family wants a court to send his killer back to prison. They are convinced that Volkert van der G. violated the conditions of his release. The family wants a court to make a decision because they have doubts about the Ministry of Security and Justice's objectivity in the matter.

Marten_Fortuyn_(close-up)
Nov 19 '15 14:20

Marten Fortuyn, brother of murdered politician Pim Fortuyn, wants to relaunch nationalist party LPF under the name Pim Marten Fortuyn, or PMF. He hopes to get going within the next 14 days.

Volkert van der G.
Jul 31 '14 08:24

Volkert van der G. no longer has to wear an ankle monitor, and can also visit the areas where he was previously restricted from going. The court in The Hague ruled this on Wednesday afternoon after Van der G. filed a lawsuit against the state.

Jun 17 '14 08:49

The front page of today's copy of De Telegraaf newspaper is one big photograph of Pim Fortuyn's killer, Volkert van der Graaf, who recently came out of prison. The paper published the photograph of Van der Graaf on his way to meet his lawyer in Amsterdam. It is the first image that has been published of him since he shot Pim Fortuyn in May 2002.

Pim Fortuyn
May 19 '14 14:34

A never before published interview with murdered politician Pim Fortuyn done four days prior to his death 12 years ago, will be shown on the tv-show Altijd Wat (Always Something) on Tuesday. The channel, KRO-NCRV decided at the time not to air the interview, but is doing so now in the days before the European Parliament elections on Thursday.

May 8 '14 09:44

The next Rotterdam city council will be governed by a coalition of D66, CDA and nationalist party Leefbaar Rotterdam. It marks the first time Leefbaar Rotterdam has been a coalition member since the murder of popular party founder Pim Fortuyn twelve years ago.

Volkert van der G.
May 1 '14 08:49

Volkert van der G. is set to be released from prison on Friday, the 2nd of May, 12 years after he killed politician Pim Fortuyn. His old neighborhood in Hardewijk is very nervous that he will come visit his girlfriend and their daughter, and will bring nefarious characters to their neighborhood who have been threatening him on the internet.

Pim Fortuyn
Mar 27 '14 10:24

Pim Fortuyn's supporters are planning to hold a large-scale demonstration on the Friday, May 2nd, when his killer, Volkert van der G. is released.

Pim Fortuyn
Mar 27 '14 07:56

Volkert van der G. will not get a new identity when he is freed from prison on the 2nd of May. Sjef van Gennip, director of the rehabilitation, announced on Pauw en Witteman Wednesday night.

Mar 26 '14 13:43

A considerable majority of Parliament accepts the plan to release Volkert van der Graaf on parole on the 2nd of May this year. Van der Graaf, an environmental activist, murdered politician Pim Fortuyn on the 6th of May in 2002.

Fred Teeven
Mar 26 '14 10:27

Twelve years after the murder of Pim Fortuyn, Volkert van der Graaf is going to be freed from prison, state secretary for Justice Fred Teeven (VVD) announced on Wednesday.

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