The Public Prosecutor demanded years-long prison sentences against Buck G. and Pieter G., the two main suspects in a fraud case surrounding SNS Property Finance. The two are suspected of taking bribes from contractors to get or keep jobs.
The Ministry of Security and Justice plans to close at least eight prisons and three juvenile detention centers in the next six years. Union FNV calls the 1,900 lost jobs accompanying this decision "unacceptable". "Last year State Secretary Fred Teeven that no new closures will follow. Van der Steur is breaking that promise with these announcements", union manager Frans Carbo said
Despite an increase in the number of human trafficking-related arrests, the number of human traffickers actually ending up in jail was at a 10 year low, according to figures newspaper AD got from the Council for the Judiciary.
The Public Prosecutor demanded up to 42 months imprisonment against two defendants suspected of smuggling Syrian asylum seekers from the Middle East to Europe in the court in Zwolle on Tuesday
The Dutch government plans to implement stricter rules for dealing with asylum seekers convicted of a crime next month. The biggest change Justice State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff has planned, is refusal or retraction of a residency permit if an asylum seeker is sentenced to six to 10 months in prison
Three KLM engineers working on Schiphol-Oost hangars 11 and 14 and four other suspects were sentenced for trying to smuggle cocaine from the Antilles, concealed in hidden compartments in airplanes, in 2013 and 2014. The suspects received prison sentences between of 1 and 2.5 years, with one case of 240 hours of community service and a conditionally suspended prison sentence
The high security court sentenced Azzedine C., the prime suspect in the largest jihad trial in the Netherlands so far, to six years in prison on Thursday. The other eight suspects were also given prison sentences of varying length
Asylum seekers who commit a crime may soon face a tougher approach from Dutch authorities. State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice wants to decrease the severity of sentences that result in a refugee's asylum request being denied or residency permit being revoked.
The Public Prosecutor demanded 27 months in prison against Mehmet D., the son-in-law of the woman who was shot and killed on her balcony in Amsterdam Nieuw-West in January. It is believed that D. was the intended target of this murder.
Dutch Journalist Rena Netjes is among a group of people in the profession who have been sentenced to prison in Egypt on charges of terrorism and endangering national security. The Egyptian government has sentenced Netjes to 10 years. The case has been another enlightening moment of realization at the state of Egypt's restrictions on basic human rights.