The family of Humeyra Oz, a 16-year-old girl shot and killed at her Rotterdam school in December, is considering taking legal steps against the police. They are convinced that Humeyra would still be alive if the police had done their jobs, AD reports.
A 46-year-old woman from Gouda was sentenced to institutionalized psychiatric treatment for stalking National Police Chief Erik Akerboom and his wife. The court in The Hague considered it proven that the woman sent the couple over 2,500 threatening emails. They sometimes received 50 per day, NOS reports.
In one email she wrote: "Do not come near me in my neighborhood Erik, because I will really break you". Another read: "No, I will not give you an extra day. Can I kill you or just wait like your predecessor?"
Zamir M., the 31-year-old man suspected of murdering 24-year-old medical student Laura Korsman in Utrecht on July 11th, said that he remembers little of the incident, the court noted during an introductory session in this case on Tuesday. M.'s lawyer Annemiek van Spanje refused to respond to the court's comment, NU.nl reports.
The vast majority of people who work in the Netherlands' sex industry face some form of violence, mostly from customers, according to a study by Aidsfonds, Soa Aids Nederland and sex workers' interest group Proud, Het Parool reports.
Child protection caregivers increasingly face aggression and intimidation from parents of families they work with. In some cases the attacks get so severe that the caregivers find that they can no longer do their jobs, NOS reports.
A total of 21 thousand children in the Netherlands are under the supervision of child protection agencies. Two thirds of these kids were taken from their homes and laced in care. Child protection workers are regularly harassed by parents who are angry about their involvement in their lives.
The daughter of murdered politician Els Borst was tormented by a stalker for several months early this year. She received bizarre and frightening letters at home, at work, through snail-mail and email. The man suspected of being behind these letters - a 54-year-old man from Roosendaal with a psychiatric disorder - appeared in court on Monday, AD reports.
A series of fires set in Hellevoetsluis earlier this year, including one on Gruttostraat in which an elderly couple died, seem to be crimes of passion. The suspected arsonist, 48-year-old Evert R. of Spijkenisse, made his ex one of his victims and set the other fires out of jealousy, according to newspaper AD.
The police misjudged the danger Linda van der Giesen was in before she was murdered by her ex-boyfriend last year, according to the committee that investigated the events leading up to her death. There were various moments in which the police could have intervened and protected the Brabant woman after she reported that her ex was threatening her, the Eenhoorn committee concludes.
Amsterdam is looking into making all types of sexual harassment, including things like spitting and name calling, punishable. Currently the law only has options to punish some forms of sexual harassment, like stalking and groping.
Feyenoord players, managers and directors are systematically threatened by a group of supporters. This has been going on for almost a decade, general manager Eric Gudde said to the Telegraaf. This type of behavior is not limited to Feyenoord alone, at least 10 trainers, board members and players from other Dutch premier league football clubs received serious threats in the past four years, NOS reports.
Cyber bullying is still a big problem in the Netherlands. Nearly 8 percent of young people between the ages of 15 and 25 years old were affected by cyber bullying last year. Two thirds of these young people know the person bullying them.
The man who threw a votive at the Golden Carriage on Prinsjesdag 2010 has received a prison sentence for stalking a woman.
Bullying has increased at schools in The Netherlands. Last year, there were almost 20 percent more reports of violence and abuse at schools than the year before.