Various Dutch government agencies should have protected 16-year-old Humeyra, who was gunned down by her ex and stalker Bekir E. at her Rotterdam school in December last year. But the danger to the girl was underestimated because the police, Public Prosecution Service, the probation service and the reporting center for domestic violence VeiligThuis were not working together, the Justice and Security Inspectorate concluded after looking into this case.
The Probation Service Netherlands is implementing a stricter security regime around extremely dangerous suspects and convicts that pose a severe risk to the safety of probation officers. In some cases, if the posed risk is high enough, it may result in the Probation Service refusing criminals - a first in the history of the service, general manager Johan Bac said to AD.
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.
A disruption at telecom provider Tele2 over the weekend turned off hundreds of ankle monitors. The disruption started late on Friday morning. By Sunday morning, all ankle monitors were again connected with the control room, the Ministry of Justice and Security said, RTL Nieuws reports.
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.
The Dutch probation service no longer wants to work with convicts who are guilty of death threats, or who are themselves threatened with death. The service's employees don't feel safe at their jobs. "I do not want to run the risk that our probation officers are shot at", chairman Sjef van Gennip said to the Volkskrant.
The Number of Dutch people in foreign prisons is falling rapidly. For the first time in years there are fewer than 2 thousand Dutch in a foreign cell, AD reports based on figures from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Five years ago 2,542 Dutch were in prison abroad. As of January 1st of this year, that number dropped to 1,935. The number of Dutch imprisoned in a foreign country for drug-related crimes dropped especially sharply: from 1,679 to 971.
Saleh A., a 29-year-old man who broke the windows of kosher restaurant Ha Carmel in Amsterdam while carrying a Palestinian flag on December 7th, apologizes to the owner of the restaurant and the Dutch people, his lawyer said in court on Wednesday. He attacked the restaurant out of anger about the situation in Israel, the man told the court, the Telegraaf reports.
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.
Remon W., the 38 year old Doetinchem man responsible for a traffic accident in Zelhem on Friday in which a 4-year-old boy was killed, was released from custody only 8 days before the accident. The Probation Service was against his release
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., the environmental activist who killed politician Pim Fortuyn, will be freed today after 12 years in prison, having served two-thirds of his sentence. Van der G. will have to adhere to some conditions of his release.