After spending eight years in a jail cell in Iran for suspected terrorist activity, Dutch-Iranian human rights activist Abdullah al-Mansouri is free ad back in The Netherlands. The 69-year-old's son tells the ANP that Iran has released Mansouri.
Another man has been arrested in connection with the execution of businessman Aytas Göraler earlier this year. Police arrested a 25-year old Amsterdam man on Tuesday in a Zwaag correctional facility, where he was being held for another crime.
Two hard criminals convicted or murder and rape, escaped the SDKK prison in Willemstad, Curaçao, on Thursday. They overpowered, abused and subsequently bound two guards before making a run for it.
An old juvenile detention center is being converted into an area where young people aged 14 to 18 can take shelter. The Central Organ shelter Asylum Seekers (COA) is rebuilding the Hevelrug in Overberg (Utrecht) into a habitable shelter with space for between 200 and 400 youths. The first refugees will be able to stay there from June.
President of Suriname, Desi Bouterse, wants his sentence to 11 years in prison due to cocaine trade be scrapped, and has asked the Supreme Court for a retrial, the NRC reports.
The graphic artist who sold fake etchings from artist Anton Heyboer (1924-2005) to an Amsterdam-based gallery owner for years has to serve 12 months in prison, of which six are conditional.
TBS patients in the Rooyse Wissel clinic in Venray say that they feel unsafe in their clinic, and that they lack treatment.
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.
State secretary for Security and Justice has approved a scheme that would see inmates construct their own doors in the new prison in Zaanstad.
Kickboxing champion Badr Hari will hear today if he will be able to continue his fighting career.
A mistake of the court in Utrecht has resulted in the release of hard criminal Mehmet K. last month, while he still had a prison sentence of five and a half years.
A prisoner in a detention center in Alphen aan den Rijn has shot another detainee in the foot with a nail gun.
The council for the judiciary has criticized the government’s immediate jail proposal for people convicted of crimes and sentenced to at least a year.
The refugees of the activist group 'Wij zijn hier' ('We are here'), who have been roaming the Amsterdam streets for over a year now, will not accept the new location for a reception center, proposed by the City.
Greenpeace activists Mannes Ubels and Faiza Oulahsen continue campaigning . Two months in a Russian cell did not break their fighting spirit is, according to the two in an exclusive interview with Nieuwsuur, which was broadcast Monday night.
The ten main suspects, involved in the Quote 500-gang robberies are on trial this week. On Tuesday they faced a sentence of up to 6 years in prison.
Based on the recent number of building projects in the country, hotel capacity will soon potentially add 10,000 rooms.
The court in Amsterdam sentenced child abuser Robert M. to 19 years in prison with compulsory treatment. This is a year longer than his original sentence of 18 years.
The court in the northern city of Leeuwarden sentenced Jasper S. to 18 years in prison for raping and murdering Marianne Vaatstra in 1999. According to the judge S. was completely sane.
Employees of all Dutch prisons and forensic psychiatric clinics will go on strike if the austerity plan of State Secretary Fred Teeven is not suspended before Thursday next week, as related by a spokesperson of the Action Committee of the prison in Hoogeveen to RTV Drenthe.
If the plans of Teeven pushes through, a lot of prisons will have to close. Unions, the Work Councils of the prisons and action committees have issued an ultimatum that expires on Thursday, April 18. The staff will go on strike on April 25 if Teeven does not respond.