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Oct 24 '16 13:15

On Friday the Public Prosecutor demanded three years in prison, one of which conditionally suspended, against 18-year-old Elias A. for killing a toddler in a hit-and-run accident in Breda on King's Day. The Prosecutor also wants the teen's driver's license suspended for eight years and that he be treated in a clinic, NU.nl reports.

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Oct 24 '16 10:39

Dutch companies were involved in large scale VAT fraud, the proceeds of which were used to finance terrorism, according to television program Zembla based on its own investigation.

According to Zembla, using the trade of so-called CO2 certificates, the "biggest VAT fraud in history" was committed. The compulsory VAT on the certificates was not paid. Between 2008 and 2011 this amounted to between 5 billion and 10 billion euros in unpaid VAT. 

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Oct 21 '16 14:21

Two 18-year-old vloggers will not be fined or sent to prison for jumping on the roof of a Veolia train in June, the court ruled on Friday according to 1Limburg. 

The judge did order the two boys, Willem Vink and Jimmy van Vonderen, to go have a conversation with Veolia train drivers. The drivers will tell the about their traumatic experiences with people who jump in front of trains.

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Oct 19 '16 07:57

A guard in the prison in Alphen aan den Rijn is being prosecutor for attempted manslaughter for assaulting a prisoner last summer

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Oct 18 '16 15:05

A 50-year-old police officer who is suspected of leaking police information, has also been linked to two attempted assassinations, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday.

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Oct 17 '16 09:03

The number of crimes registered in the Netherlands declined to under one million last year, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands. This is in line with the downward trend in the crime rate over the past years.

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Oct 14 '16 11:40

A 43-year-old man from Amstelveen is suspected of sexually abusing Filipino children through webcam sex, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday

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Oct 12 '16 15:02

The Public Prosecutor demanded 14 years in prison against Jos de G. in court on Wednesday for the rape and killing of 15-year-old Nicole van den Hurk in 1995. De G. faces charges of rape and manslaughter.

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Oct 7 '16 07:41

Police chef Gerard Bouman promised the five police officers involved in Mitch Henriquez' death in custody that they will not loose their jobs, NRC reports based on confidential correspondence in its possession.

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Oct 6 '16 16:00

The police dismantled an international human trafficking network with raids in Amsterdam, Bulgaria, Belgium and Germany. Ten suspects were arrested, the Dutch police said on Thursday

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Oct 6 '16 14:27

The court acquitted anti-Zwarte Piet activist Jerry Afriyie on Thursday. Afriyie was charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer during a violent protest in Gouda two years ago

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Oct 6 '16 07:37

The group of terrorists who committed attacks in Paris on November 13th last year, also wanted to attack Schiphol. Two members of the group even traveled to the airport in Amsterdam on that day, French newspaper Le Monde reports. It is unclear why the attack did not happen

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Oct 5 '16 08:25

A member of Groningen student union Vindicat shot at the Vindicat house with an air rifle on Monday. The association advised the residents of the house to report it to the police. The board will also take internal measures

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Oct 4 '16 16:30

The Public Prosecutor in Noord-Holland launched a criminal investigation into an incident at Groningen student association Vindicat. A prospective member was injured during hazing to such an extent that he was hospitalized with a brain injury.

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Oct 4 '16 13:30

Rotterdam police officer Deddy S. was convicted of attempted manslaughter by the court in The Hague on Monday. He was sentenced to one month in prison and 240 hours of community service for shooting a motorist in the back

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Sep 30 '16 13:50

On Friday the Public Prosecutor demanded prison sentences against five men suspected at throwing Molotov cocktails at a mosque in Enschede in February, setting it on fire

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Sep 29 '16 12:00

People with information about the downing of MH17 who are afraid to come forward, may be able to count on witness protection, Prosecutor Fred Westerbeke said on Nieuwsuur on Wednesday. Should there be cause, witnesses could qualify for a new identity or lower sentences.

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Sep 28 '16 13:59

The Joint Investigation Team is looking at around 100 suspects in the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, Prosecutor Fred Westerbeke said in a press conference on Wednesday

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Sep 28 '16 13:42

Malaysia airlines flight MH17 was shot down with a BUK missile of the 9M38 series fired from the ground. The missile launching system came from Russia and was afterwards returned to Russia, are the preliminary conclusions of the Joint Investigation team. The missile was fired from a field near Pervommajsk, which was in the hands of pro-Russian separatists

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Sep 28 '16 12:41

Flight MH17 was shot down by a BUK-missile brought to the Ukraine from Russia, prosecutor Fred Westerbeke said during a meeting in which the victims' relatives are being informed on the preliminary criminal investigation results, both NOS and RTL Nieuws reports. The relatives are the first to here the results, which will then be shared at a press conference.

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Sep 27 '16 16:00

The Public Prosecutor is appealing against the court's decision to sentence Neil van der L. to 3 years in prison for causing a fatal car accident on the A2 near Maarssen last year

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Sep 27 '16 14:55

On Wednesday the court convicted John F. of murdering his ex-girlfriend Linda van der Giesen in August last year and sentenced him to 10 years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment. In a previous hearing F. confessed to shooting the 28-year-old woman in the parking lot of the TweeSteden hospital in Waalwijk, where she worked as a nurse

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Sep 27 '16 07:29

The Rotterdam police arrested a Moroccan man suspected of having links with French terrorism suspect Anis B., the police announced on Monday. "The 26-year-old man was arrested last week and is in custody. He is a co-defendant in a case involving arms dealers from the region Rotterdam", a spokesperson said

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Sep 23 '16 15:05

The Dutch government is calling on all victims of discrimination to report it to the police, even if the Public Prosecutor only gets to about a quarter of the reports as RTL Nieuws reports "But that 25 percent is already worth the effort", Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs said to broadcaster NOS.

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