Monday, April 14, 2014
Family members of three victims of the Srebrenica genocide request prosecution of the commander of the Dutchbat UN unit, Thom Karremans and his deputy Rob Franken. They claim that the two officers delivered their family members the Dutchbat translator Hasan Nuhanovic and the unit’s electrician Rizo Mustavic to the Bosnian Serbs who murdered them. Their lawyer says the Dutch prosecution has failed in its investigation of the two officers.
Posted by Bad News Blogger at 9:18 AM
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Catholic Church Admits Sexual Misbehavior of Dead Bishop
After the story appeared in the media the bishoprie of Roermond admits that Bishop Jo Gijsen abused two boys when he was a chaplain. He died last year. There are many more rumors about his sexual misbehavior both in the Netherlands and Iceland where he later became a bishop. The bishop of Roermond Frans Wiertz apologized to the victims and expressed his regrets that the exemplary function of the late bishop has been damaged.
Posted by Bad News Blogger at 6:22 PM
Thursday, April 10, 2014
10 April 2014
The Dutch Association of Sickness of Lyme Patients (NVLP) confirms that five patients of the Sickness have committed suicide in the past half year due to the unbearable suffering. In the Netherlands often there is no perspective for proper treatment. Many patients go at their own expense abroad, but not everybody has the funds. NVLP Board member Miranka Mud says that suicides often result from faulty diagnoses many years ago. Therefore treatment started too late.
Posted by Bad News Blogger at 7:52 AM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
After the huge failure of the Fyra high speed trains the state-owned NS railway company has now also taken all the 18 replacement trains brought in their place out of service. The NS says that there are problems with the flow of electricity to the locomotives. They will be checked by the Canadian manufacturer Bombardier. It is not known how long the investigation will last.
Posted by Bad News Blogger at 1:19 PM
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Five thousand people have submitted complaints to the police about Geert Wilders’ remarks that there should be less Moroccans in the Netherlands. Thereupon, Wilders has called on his supporters to submit complaints against Labor Party leader Samson, who is quoted as having said that Moroccans have an “ethnic monopoly” on causing a nuisance. Labor Party Chairman Spekman has said that he wants Moroccans who cause nuisances, “to be humiliated in the eyes of their own people.”
Posted by Bad News Blogger at 11:30 AM
Monday, April 7, 2014
Part of the Dutch Jihadi fighters in Syria receive governmental “study financing.” The National Coordinator of Counterterrorism and Safety (NCTV) investigated how big this group is and whether it is possible to do anything about it. In practice, it turns out that this is very difficult however. On the other hand, all social security payments to known jihadists have been stopped. (There are about 100 Dutch Jihadists presently in Syria.)
Posted by Bad News Blogger at 11:45 AM