Turkish-Dutch who openly support Fethullah Gulen received serious threats after a failed attempted coup in Turkey last week, the Volkskrant reports based on conversations with threatened Gulen supporters.
Wendel Meijer, kidnapped from Zaandam on July 5th, was released, his lawyer Sebas Diekstra and his siblings announced on Thursday night. According to his sister, Meijer was assaulted during his time in captivity
Soufyan Essabaouni (21), kidnapped from Zwanenburg on July 7th, has been found, the police confirmed on Thursday. The young Amsterdam man's family also confirm that he is back home
The police received 15 tips regarding the abduction of Wendle Meijer and Soufyan Essabaouni since Tuesday night's broadcast of Opsporing Verzocht, in which more information on the case was revealed and a reward was offered
The police offered a 25 thousand euro reward for the tip that leads to the solution of the kidnapping cases involving 36-year-old Wendel Meijer from Landsmeer and 21-year-old Soufyan Essabaouni from Amsterdam. The reward was announced on an episode of Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.
The kidnapping of Amsterdam man Soufyan Essabaouni and Landsmeer man Wendle Meijer may have been preceded but at least one other abduction
Soufyan Essabaouni was not the intended target when he was kidnapped from a parking lot in Slotervaart on Thursday, Het Parool reports. According to the Dutch newspaper, he was mistaken for his cousin Mohammed, whose car he was driving and who is a business associate of Wendel Meijer - kidnapped from Zaandam on Tuesday.
Soufyan Essabaouni, missing from Amsterdam since Thursday July 7th, was likely kidnapped, according to the police. The police also believes that his kidnapping is connected to another abduction - that of Wendel Meijer in Zaandam on Tuesday.
The last 75 inmates in the Bijlmerbajes prison in Amsterdam were taken to their new home in Zaandam by bus on Wednesday. The Amsterdam prison is now empty and ready for demolition.
A Syrian asylum seeker who was arrested last year because he told other asylum seekers in a Zaandam shelter that he was a fighter for ISIS and Al-Qaeda, may bee innocent. Behavioral scientists consider it likely that now 19-year-old Mohanned B. told these stories to survive, Dutch newspaper AD reports based on expert reports.
A man and a woman were arrested at a McDonald's restaurant in Zaandam on Wednesday afternoon for suspicious behavior in the bathroom, the police announced. Several warning shots were fired during the arrests.
Two men were injured in a shooting incident in a home on Brandaris in Zaandam on Thursday afternoon. The police are looking for witnesses.
A despairing asylum seeker set himself on fire at the Zaandam asylum shelter on Wednesday evening while shouting about his children. He was saved from life-threatening injury by other residents of the camp in the Burgemeester in't Veldpark
The Public Prosecutor demanded up to 42 months imprisonment against two defendants suspected of smuggling Syrian asylum seekers from the Middle East to Europe in the court in Zwolle on Tuesday
Two people were killed in four separate stabbings across the Netherlands on New Year's Eve and New Year's morning. Several people were arrested.
The police and judiciary believe that the orders for the assassination of Amsterdam criminal Lucas Boom and attempted assassination on another Amsterdam criminal Peter R. came from the same place
The police arrested another two suspects this week on suspicion of involvement in the assassination of Amsterdam criminal Lucas Boom. The suspects are two men from Amsterdam, aged 26 and 33, and will be arraigned on Friday
The police had a break through in the investigation into the very public and very violent assassination of 43 year old Lucas Boom. Four suspects were arrested over the last two weeks, the police announced on Friday.
An 18 year old Syrian man was arrested in The Hague on Monday on suspicion of participation in a terrorist organization, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday. The man arrived in the Netherlands in October and applied for asylum. He was living in an asylum shelter in Zaandam.
A 17 year old boy was attacked by three dogs in the Burgemeester in 't Veldpark in Zaandam on Tuesday afternoon. He was injured in his face and lost a tooth. The police are looking for the owner of these dogs.
A shooting incident on Cornelis Outshoornstraat in Amsterdam on Saturday left one man dead and another man wounded. One suspect was arrested. Another, unrelated shooting at a wedding in Zaandam on Friday left one man critically injured and two arrested. So far there are no indications that either of these shootings were assassination attempts from within the criminal circuit.
The newly purchased painting entitled “Voorzaan and Westerhem” was unveiled yesterday at the very proud Zaans Museum in Zaansdam, with this being the museum’s most expensive purchase in its history.
Two pleasure yachts in a marina in Zaandam caught fire after an explosion on one of the vessels. Three people were injured.
The police have released a composite sketch of a man they believe may be connected to the assassination of notorious Amsterdam criminal Lucas Boom in Zaandam on June 9th.