A 39-year-old pediatrician, currently under investigation for possession of child pornography, was released from custody Wednesday night, the public prosecutor said in a statement. The prosecutor stressed that a final decision was not made into whether charges will be filed in the case.
Eight people from six different regions of the Netherlands were fined for allegedly discriminatory and inflammatory comments posted on the “Steun de PVV” (“Support the PVV”) Facebook page in January. It was reported in January by the public prosecutor that a criminal investigation into the Facebook comments would be made.
The managing director of the Netherlands Forensic Institute lost a no-confidence vote held by the board after just 13 months on the job. The board chose to release news of the on Reinout Woittiez the same day an internal memo between the NFI, police department and public prosecutor was leaked, criticizing the Dutch cabinet's plans to cut the forensic team's budget by 13 percent.
A thirty-year-old man was arrested for his involvement in two street killings and two attempted assassinations. The man is accused of involvement in the murder of Rinus Moerer (68) in Steenbergen, Noord-Brabant in April 2014, and 44-year-old GGZ mental-health director Rob Zweekhorst, who was shot dead in what investigators maintained was a case of mistaken identity.
Two police detectives accused of drawing their weapons and opening fire on two cars in Schiedam were sent to prison for 18 months each, according to newswire ANP. The two were accused of attempted manslaughter, filing a false report and perjury following the March 26, 2013 incident.
The Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam seems to be back to square one after 6 witnesses have recounted not being able to recognise 42-year-old cocaine dealer Flip S., the man authorities say was responsible for sickening at least three people by giving them white heroin instead of cocaine. His lawyer, Gerald Roethof, has called for the suspect's provisional release from custody.
The first mortal remains and personal belongings of the victims of flight MH17 found after May 1 are to be brought over to the Netherlands from the Ukraine. A Dutch team comprising of military, police and foreign affairs personnel will also collect wreckage that is to be returned.
The Public Prosecutor in the Netherlands ordered a raid on the Dutch offices of taxi and ride share company Uber. The firm is being investigated as a criminal enterprise over its continued use of the alternative taxi service UberPOP.
The Public Prosecutor has decided not to file any charges against the young man who caused the massive commotion in Rotterdam on Friday by jumping on the Thalys train heading towards Paris and locking himself into the train's bathroom. According to the Prosecutor, the boy is not suspected of a criminal offence that justifies keeping him in custody any longer.
The newborn baby whose body was found in a shopping bag in Eindhoven on March 10th last year, was not a stillborn baby. A forensic investigation showed that the girl had lived after birth.
Benedicte Ficq, the lawyer representing kickboxer Badr Hari in the appeal against his sentence in the assault case against him, thinks that Hari has systematically been convicted as guilty in the media and on social media.
Two Syrian men have been arrested in Eindhoven on suspicion of large-scale human trafficking to the Netherlands. The marechaussee, a policing force working as a branch of the military, believe that the suspects smuggled hundreds of refugees into the country from Greece, Austria and Hungary.
Four police officers form the Police Unit Rotterdam are in court today facing charges of firing their weapons against the rules, making false statements in a police report and embezzling money.
Kickboxer Badr Hari apologized in court to business man Koen Everink during the second day of the appeal in the criminal case against him. But for Everink this apology is not sufficient to compensate the damage. The Public Prosecutor had demanded a three year unconditional prison sentence against Hari.
A 15 year old girl from Sittard has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a criminal organization with terrorist intent. The teenager is currently being held in a juvenile detention facility.
Badr Hari appeared in the court in Amsterdam on Tuesday for the appeal against his sentence for a series of aggravated assaults. Just like in his trial last year, the kick-boxer largely invoked his right to remain silent. He only spoke up once to say that he did not assault one man.
Turkey is refusing to cooperate in the investigation into suspicions of pedophile activities of former Secretary General of the Ministry of Security and Justice Joris Demmink. It is believed that the 67 year old Demmink raped two minor boys in Turkey in the 90's.
The government should be more aggressive in seizing criminals' earnings. At this stage the Netherlands is only seizing about 1 percent of the estimated 9.3 billion euros earned every year through drug trafficking, arms trafficking and human trafficking.
The key witness in the massive terrorism trial currently ongoing in the high-security court in Amsterdam, has withdrawn his statement. He now claims that he completely fabricated the statement.
A mother was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault after she attacked a teacher of the Jan Hekman school in Oudekerk aan de Amstel. The incident happened after a school trip on Thursday last week.
Terror suspect Mohamed B. was acquitted of preparing for a terrorist attack in the Netherlands by the court in Rotterdam on Tuesday. According to the judge, B. had no intention of actually carrying out an attack
CJ de Mooi, a well-known British panelist on the BBC quiz show Eggheads, believes that he killed a drug addict in Amsterdam in 1988. In his biography My Journey From the Streets to the Screen, which was published this past week, he writes that he knocked out a man who was trying to mug him and threw him into the canal.
One of the largest terrorism trials ever in the Netherlands starts in the court in Amsterdam on Monday. A total of 10 suspects are facing charges of, among other things, participation in a terrorist organization, recruitment and conspiracy to commit terrorist offenses.
Three men who had paid sex with a 16 year old girl in a cellar in Schiedam have been sentenced to up to nine months in prison. Two others were acquitted due to lack of evidence.