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Oct 18 '18 09:22

The Public Prosecutor 15 times used coercive measures against journalists over the past three years. These measures include eavesdropping on calls, retrieving phone data and requisition of journalistic materials, NRC reports based on information received through the Open Government Act.

In September Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security said in a letter to parliament that he knows about three incidents in which coercive measures were used against journalists, adding that the Public Prosecutor had "no other ongoing investigations". 

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Oct 16 '18 15:10

Charles van der Voort, the Chief Public Prosecutor in Zeeland-West-Brabant, is resigning as of November 15th. At the Public Prosecutor's office there has long been complaints about a poor working atmosphere and a lack of transparency, NOS reports.

The national management of the Public Prosecution Service launched an investigation into the Zeeland-West-Brabant office last year. That investigation was recently completed and the results were discussed with the management at the regional office, but will not be made public for the time being. 

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Oct 16 '18 14:20

Suspected jihadist 23-year-old Oussama A. from Utrecht is also suspected of committing a war crime because he posed with a dead body for a photo, the Public Prosecutor said in a pro-forma hearing against A. and fellow suspected jihadist 24-year-old Reda N. on Monday, NOS reports.

According to the Geneva Convention, it is forbidden to further dishonor someone who has already surrendered. The Public Prosecutor believes this also applies to someone who is dead. A. put the photo on Facebook.

Oct 16 '18 13:30

A police officer was sentenced to 120 hours of community service, conditionally suspended, for firing four gunshots at a scooter rider in Groningen in April last year. The court in Groningen found her guilty of attempted aggravated assault and not acting according to the instructions of the police, NU.nl reports.

The 41-year-old officer was convinced that the scooter driver posed an acute danger. He met the description of a man who had threatened his parents with firearms, she said. The suspect was described as riding around on a red scooter, and maybe in possession of firearms.

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Oct 15 '18 13:30

Someone stole a large amount of cocaine from a police lockup in Curacao. The drugs had previously been confiscated by the police. The theft from the police terrain was discovered on Sunday morning at around 9:00 a.m., NOS reports.

The perpetrators forced two large metal doors to get to the drugs. Exactly how much cocaine was stolen, the Public Prosecutor on Curacao would not to say to NOS.

Later on Sunday a burning truck was found on the island. The police believe it may have been used in the robbery. 

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Oct 15 '18 12:40

The Public Prosecutor is increasingly convinced that had a terrorist motive when he . A report from Islam experts and bugged conversations F.

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Oct 12 '18 15:40

The Public Prosecutor demanded 6 months in prison against one of the 34 people suspected ofso that two buses carrying anti-Zwarte Piet protesters could not reach the national Sinterklaas arrival in Dokkum last year. The other 33 suspects face community service, NOS reports.

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Oct 11 '18 15:30

A youth leader from scouting club Frans Naerebout in Goes was acquitted of intentionally inflicting injury on three children by . Mark B. burned the abbreviation of the scouting club, F. R., onto the kids' backs with a branding iron, NOS reports.

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Oct 11 '18 11:22

The Human Environment and Transport inspectorate, police, Public Prosecutor, and Tax Authorities are investigating large-scale taxi fraud in the Amsterdam area. Hundreds of illegal taxis are driving around Amsterdam and Schiphol airport, the Inspectorate said to newspaper AD.

Kick Out Zwarte Piet blocked from protesting racism in Friesland Netherlands on Sinterklaas
Oct 8 '18 13:10

The trial against 34 people suspected of from reaching the national Sinterklaas arrival celebrations in Dokkum last year, started on Monday. The case was suspended shortly after it started because one of the judges, Willem Sikkema, lost consciousness, AD reports.

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Oct 5 '18 14:20

The appeal in the case against Michael P. for the rape and death of Anne Faber will start in the court of Arnhem on November 29th. This will be a so-called directing session - the case will not yet be dealt with in substance. During this hearing P.'s lawyers and the Public Prosecutor can make any investigation demands known, ANP reports.

SWAT team entering a home - 7 men arrested for planning a terrorist attack, 27 Sept 2018
Oct 4 '18 11:10

Seven men suspected of preparing for a large terrorist attack in the Netherlands, will stay in custody for at least another 14 days, the court in Rotterdam decided. According ot the judge, there is sufficient evidence to extend their remand, NOS reports.

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Oct 2 '18 16:40

, 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.

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Oct 2 '18 11:50

Dino S. was arrested in his cell on Monday morning for involvement in the assassinations of Willem Endstra in May 2004 and John Mierement in November 2005, the police said on Monday. S. is already for ordering the assassinations of Kees Houtman and Thomas van der Bijl, Nu.nl reports.

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Oct 1 '18 08:59

The police cleared protesting students out of the University of Amsterdam's P.C. Hoofdhuis building on Friday evening. A total of 30 students were arrested for trespassing - they were not allowed inside the building. All of them were released from custody again on Saturday evening, NU.nl reports.

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Sep 27 '18 16:40

A 24-year-old man from Goes is suspected of burning three children with a branding iron during a summer camp at a campsite in Belgium last year. Youth leader Mark B. appeared in court on Thursday. He is charged with causing the children serious bodily harm with premeditation, RTL Nieuws reports.

Crosses placed on Museumplein in Amsterdam for Hans ter Laag, Koos Koster, Jan Kuiper and Joop Willemsen - four Dutch journalists killed in El Salvador in 1982, 22 March 1982
Sep 25 '18 15:00

An investigation was launched in 2013 into the person responsible for the deaths of four Dutch journalists in El Salvador in 1982, according to Jos van Dongen of TV program Zembla. A spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor confirmed that a criminal investigation has been ongoing for five years, Nieuwsuur reports.

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Sep 25 '18 11:40

Judge Jan Wolter Wabeke officially withdrew from a lawsuit filed by a group of anti-smokers against the tobacco industry. On Monday the lawyer representing this group, Benedicte Ficq, accused the judge of being biased. Later in the day the court in The Hague granted Wabeke's request to withdraw, NOS reports.

Ficq told the media that he learned through an acquaintance that Wabeke had been "condescending" about this case while speaking in private, saying that smoking is the smoker's own responsibility. Ficq asked him to withdraw.

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Sep 25 '18 09:10

A former group leader of youth care institution Hoenderloo Groep in Apeldoorn appeared in court on Monday on charges of forcing an underage girl at the institution into prostitution. The PvdA will ask parliamentary questions about this case, Omroep Gelderland reports.

Teddy bear left at the scene of a fatal fire on Cremerstraat in Papendrecht, 22 Sept 2018
Sep 24 '18 08:00

The bodies of two children, a man and a woman were found after a fire in a home in Papendrecht on Saturday morning. Traces of violence were found on the bodies. "They may not have died in the fire", the Public Prosecutor said in a press conference in Papendrecht on Saturday afternoon, NU.nl reports.

The house fire was reported to emergency services at around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Firefighters found the bodies after breaking down the door. Attempts to resuscitate them were to no avail.

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Sep 21 '18 12:30

Three of of involvement in an a, were released from custody on Thursday. The court in Amsterdam suspended the pre-trail detention of Abdellatif N., Sofyan El H.

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Sep 21 '18 10:50

The Public Prosecutor added a charge of possession of child pornography against Jos B., the man already suspected of sexually abusing and killing 11-year-old in Brunssummerheide in 1998. The 55-year-old man was reprimanded into another 90 days of custody by the court on Thursday, NU.nl reports.

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Sep 20 '18 11:50

The Dutch authorities managed to hack into the phones of two men suspected of assassinating Samir Erraghib in IJsselstein in 2016. The Public Prosecutor believes that data from these phones will reveal which of the two suspects was the gunman, was revealed during the appeal in this case, ANP reports.

The Public Prosecutor did not reveal what data was retrieved from the phones, in order not to jeopardize another investigation. The case was therefore postponed for three months.

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Sep 20 '18 11:00

The court in Amsterdam convicted seven out of eight men for public violence for their role in a brawl in Amsterdam's Red Light District which ended in the death of 32-year-old Robert Gerritsen two years ago. The court ruled that the blow that ended Gerritsen's life was made in self defense, and 22-year-old Romanian Mirci M. was therefore not punished for it, RTL Nieuws reports. 

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