racial abuse

Some 2,000 people gather on Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam to protest against human rights violations in Morocco's Rif region, 4 Jun 2017
Jun 16 '17 09:05

A new reporting point was established for Dutch-Moroccans to report racial abuse, religious abuse or any form of intimidation and threats. Reports to Rif Alert! can be made by mail or their website, ANP reports.

Many people who demonstrates in the Netherlands against the violation of human rights in the northern Moroccan region of Rif, face threats and intimidation, according to the Rif Alert! action group. The activists call on Dutch-Moroccans to report threats and intimidation, so that something can be done to prevent them.

Sylvana Simons
Apr 13 '17 09:58

The Public Prosecutor demanded varying lengths of community service against five men accused of threatening politician Sylvana Simons. Against the man who made a video in which Simons' head is pasted on the bodies of lynched African Americans, the prosecutor demanded 80 hours of community service. Four other men heard 60 hours demanded against them.

Tharukshan Selvam
Jan 12 '17 10:04

The Heerlen police arranged extra protection for the Grotius College and its school grounds. The College's director, teachers and students received threats in response to the suicide of 15-year-old student Tharukshan Selvam on Sunday, AD reports.

Tharukshan Selvam; committed suicide on 8 Jan 2017 after being bullied at school
Jan 11 '17 10:54

School organization LVO Parkstad is launching a full investigation into the suicide of 15-year-old student Tharukshan Selvam over the weekend, chairman of the organization Frank Schings said to 1Limburg.

The Heerlen boy attended the Grotius College, which falls under the school organization. He suffered bullying, harassment and racial abuse from fellow students, according to his family. It reached the point where fear of returning to school after the holidays resulted in his suicide.

Tharukshan Selvam
Jan 11 '17 08:39

A 15-year-old Sri Lankan boy from Heerlen committed suicide on Sunday. According to a message his family posted on Facebook, young Tharukshan Selvam could no longer take the racial abuse, extortion, bullying and harassment on social media accounts from his classmates. "The school, care institutions, professional help and guidance, where were you?" his sister Saranya Selvam writes on Facebook.

May 27 '16 10:56

The Public Prosecutor plans to meet with new politician Sylvana Simons about the online racial abuse directed at her person. Amsterdam police chief Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg also called on her to press charges.

Nigel de Jong
May 12 '14 10:52

Footballer Nigel de Jong was pelted with a banana after the match between AC Milan and Atlanta Bergamo, which Milan lost 2-1. The midfielder reacted to the incident on Twitter.

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