Prisoners were evacuated from a wing in the prison in Zwaag, Noord-Holland after a fire broke out in one of the cells during the early hours of Thursday morning. The prisoner staying in the cell where the fire started, was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries
A court in Alkmaar sentenced Yasmine M. to three years in prison, one of which conditionally suspended, on Tuesday. M. is the mother of three baby girls whose bodies were discovered in Alkmaar and Heerhugowaard in 2014 and 2015. She was convicted of child manslaughter and hiding the three bodies
A court in Amsterdam sentenced four suspects to prison terms ranging from 8 to 12 years on Wednesday. They were found guilty of preparing to assassinate Amsterdam man Samir Z. on February 1st last year. The assassination attempt failed
A court in Amsterdam sentenced 32 year old Benaouf A. to 12 years in prison for his involvement in the murder of Amsterdam criminal Najeb Bouhbouh. This was the appeal in this case
The court in Arnhem sentenced Johan P. to 20 years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric care on Wednesday. He was convicted of raping and killing his niece Mariska Peters in February last year, according to Gelderlander reporter Harm Graat tweeting live from within the courtroom.
Indonesian authorities will not seek the death penalty against the heir to the family behind Albert Heijn grocery stores. Djaï Heijn is suspected of dealing, importing, producing and using marijuana a court in the island country heard on Monday, according to RTL Nieuws.
A 45 year old man from Duiven was sentenced to 18 months in prison, 12 of which conditionally suspended, on Friday for having a sexual relationship wit ha 12 year old girl for two years. He is also not allowed to have contact with the girl and has to continue his psychiatric treatmen
Two men were sentenced to prison by the court in Arnhem on Thursday for robbing elderly people while pretending to be police officers
Dutchman Mark van N., better known as the horror dentist, was sentenced to eight years in prison by a court in Nevers, France on Tuesday. The court convicted him of mutilating and defrauding over a 100 victims in the French town of Chateau-Chinon. Van N. is also banned from practicing as a dentist ever again
The Public Prosecutor demanded 15 years in prison followed by institutionalized psychiatric treatment against Johan P. in the court in Arnhem on Wednesday. P. is standing trial for strangling his 21-year-old niece Mariska to death in February last year.
The Ministry of Security and Justice plans to soon give thousands of prisoners a tablet. According to the Ministry, prisons are becoming more modern and it is important to keep up. The tablets will also help cut costs
A 54 year old man from Aachen, Germany was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison on Wednesday. He was found guilty of killing his wife, stuffing her body in a suitcase and dumping it in a river in Maastricht last year
A prison guard was stabbed in the side during a fierce fight between inmates and guards at the prison in Alphen aan den Rijn on Monday, the Telegraaf reports. According to the newspaper, a prisoner deliberately stabbed the guard.
Norwegian convicts are increasingly willing to be voluntarily transferred to Dutch prison Norgehaven in Veenhuizen, which Norway has been renting since September.
The Dutch judiciary is increasingly getting more capabilities to act against jihadists. A ruling by the Rotterdam District Court on Thursday means that now not only fighters can be punished, but also individuals or groups that support or facilitate terrorist organizations in any way, such as sending them money
Kas van R., better known as the Nijmegen peeping tom, was sentenced to six years in prison by the court in Arnhem on Tuesday. He stood trial for molesting, assaulting, threatening and raping seven young women between 2012 and 2014
About 250 underage children get married in the Netherlands every year, according to a study done by Maastricht University and the Verwey-Jonker Institute on behalf of the Ministry of Social Affairs. Most of these marriages take place in closed communities, so exact numbers are difficult to give
The Public Prosecutor in Arnhem on appeal demanded 30 months in prison, 10 of which conditionally suspended, and a probation period of two years against two suspected jihadists. The prosecutor believes that the men intended to travel to Syria to participate in the armed struggle and commit various crimes with terrorist intent.
George H. will spend life in prison for poisoning two Dominican men to death in order to collect their life insurance in 2013, the court in Amsterdam ruled on Thursday.
A court in Birmingham, England sentenced three out of four Dutch men to a combined 70 years in prison for their roles in smuggling more than 2 billion euros in cocaine and heroin into England using second-hand ambulances
FC Utrecht's 21-year-old accountant and his 20 year old brother were convicted for embezzling 77,500 euros from the football club's safe by the court in Midden Nederland on Monday. Both men were sentenced to 8 months in prison, 4 of which conditionally suspended.
The court in Haarlem sentenced the homeless Rotterdam man Swendly R. to one year in prison and psychiatric treatment for assaulting a conductress at the Hoofddorp in March. The sentence is equal to what the Prosecutor demanded
The Public Prosecutor demanded one prison sentence and three sentences of community service against the first four Feyenoord fans involved in the Rome riots whose cases appeared in the court of Rotterdam on Friday, the Telegraaf reports.
A 20-year-old man held in a robbery that turned fatal last week in Tilburg was on leave from a psychiatric institution when the crime took place, an unnamed source at the Justice Ministry reportedly told the Telegraaf. Mick Pitai, 48, was gunned down in his home on September 15 during what could have been a drug-related robbery.