Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Attorney General Public Prosecutor too quick to take DNA


The Public Prosecutor takes DNA samples 25,000 times per year from prisoners whose sentences are four or more years.  The Attorney General of the Supreme Court, however, said that privacy is at risk if DNA samples are taken from people convicted of crimes like embezzlement and forgery. He suggest only taking DNA samples from people convicted of serious violent or sexual offences.


Monday, November 19, 2018

Cambodia: Dutch in Third Place among Child Abusers


The Dutch are in the third place of child abusers in Cambodia. Last year one Dutchman was condemned to 5 years jail of which 3 years suspended for making child pornography. A second Dutchman was condemned the same year to 5 years jail for the abuse of street children.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Vietnamese increasingly active in Dutch hashish trade


Already in 2016, a senior police commander warned about the increasing influence of Vietnamese hashish gangs.  He also mentioned that major violence could be expected with Dutch hashish criminals. A few days ago, four people were murdered in the town of Enschede, two of them had a Vietnamese background.

https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/2802127/vietnamezen-rukken-op-in-hennephandel

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

UN Experts accuse Dutch Social Workers of Racism


The UN claims that research shows that negative stereotypes about parents of African descent leads to more reporting of maltreatment and greater involvement of state agencies for children of African descent in the Netherlands. They specifically mention 7 children of African descent which were forcibly removed from their parents. The UN racism experts accuse Dutch social workers of racism.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Asylum Center Terrorized by Group of Residents


A group of residents terrorized the largest asylum center in the Netherlands town of Ter Apel.  These people also steal in shops in the town. The chairman of the local shop owners’ organization says that it is primarily North African and Eastern Europeans who are responsible for the thefts.  They also sometimes harass women in the shops.  Bus drivers threaten that they will no longer stop at the asylum center due to the intimidation of people who belong to this group.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Dutch Police is Tired


The dutch police trade Union (NPB) says that the pressure on police men is absurdly high. The law on maximum working times is transgressed 200.000 times a year. The Union says that the police protects everybody except itself. After five years police men are fed up with having to make additional hours all the time. The police leadership says that the trend of too much pressure on police men is declining.
https://www.ad.nl/binnenland/te-veel-overuren-en-nachtdiensten-agent-is-op-br~afb32d44/


Sunday, November 11, 2018

After ING scandal, Finance Ministry comes out against money laundering


Earlier in 2018, the ING banking group agreed to a Euro 755 million out of court settlement due to failing to deal seriously with money laundering. The central bank said at the time that more banks were lax in their approach to this problem.  Last year, banks reported over 360 000 unusual transactions. This was 60 000 less than in 2016.  Finance Ministry inspectors will now increase investigations into money laundering by Dutch banks.

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/11/banks-told-to-boost-compliance-with-money-laundering-rules/

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Every Year 200 Dead and 5000 Infections by resistant Bacteria


Dutch scholar and researcher Prof. Mirjam Kretzschmar says that resistant bacteria are increasing. They can’t be treated by many types of antibiotics. She estimates that every year 200 people in the Netherlands die from resistant bacteria and 5.000 get infected.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Estimate: 16 billion Euro white washed in the Netherlands


A rough estimate by the University of Utrecht is that in the Netherlands 16 billion euro are white washed per year. The study was done on behalf of the Center for Scientific Research and Documentation (WODC). About 90% of the money comes from drug trade and fraud. The researchers say  that this is in particular worrying because fraud is increasing in many ways.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Amsterdam Police Chief: Hand Grenades are Cheap


Amsterdam police chief, Pieter-Jaap Aalsberberg, says that grenades can be bought on the black market or dark web for 5-20 Euro.  Those found in Amsterdam regularly come from Yugoslavia or Russia.  He added, “Hand grenades belong to a war and not to a city.”  At present they have been found placed in locations in Amsterdam in a targeted manner.  They are probably part of a threat to a particular location, business or owners of a business. The AT5 broadcaster said that in 2014 there were four incidences involving hand grenades in Amsterdam.  This year there are already 14.  Not a single arrest has been made regarding these incidences this year.
https://nltimes.nl/2018/11/02/hand-grenade-costs-little-eu5-amsterdam-police-chief-says

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Individual proves that underage youth can order alcohol online




Individuals show how easy it is for youngster to get alcohol online despite it being prohibited



A trial by an individual showed that it is easy to order alcohol online including hard liquor even if one is below the age of 18.  He placed orders a number of times and it was delivered without validating the age of the  person receiving the order.

https://www.ad.nl/binnenland/online-controle-faalt-jongeren-kunnen-zonder-problemen-alcohol-bestellen~a9e36edc/



Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Amsterdam Businesses threatened if they don’t pay Bitcoins



A variety of Amsterdam businesses, including 3 coffee shops, received an email threatening them with hand grenades or shooting unless they pay 50 thousand bitcoins each. It the payment is not made within one week the amount will be doubled. There have been many incidents involving hand grenades and other explosives in Amsterdam since the start of last year.
https://nltimes.nl/2018/10/31/amsterdam-businesses-threatened-hand-grenades-dont-pay-bitcoins

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Dutch Companies have Permits to supply dual-use Products to Saudi Arabia


Dutch firms hold 94 government approved contracts to supply products to Saudi Arabia which can be used for civilian as well as military purposes. The contracts have a value of 130 million euro’s. The governments says that it intends to stop the export of goods which could be used to contravene human rights.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Soldiers live in Hotels; Barracks are unlivable



About 200 Dutch soldiers had to leave their barracks in Huis ter Heide because they are unlivable. The rooms are outdated, the hygiene is very bad and in some of the barracks there was much vermin. As there is no place in barracks in the neighborhood they will be living in the coming months in hotels around the town of Zeist.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Utrecht Central Area In International Cocaine Trade


The Utrecht area plays a central role in the international cocaine trade.  While the cocaine is produced elsewhere, the organization of the trade is based in Utrecht.  This creates extreme violence including a number of killings in the area. One shipment of cocaine can be worth  €150 million.




Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Amsterdam: Because of Explosives Dozens of Homes Evacuated



Dozens of homes in the western part of Amsterdam were evacuated today after explosives were discovered. The police believe the explosives were to be used to blow up an automatic teller machine.
https://nltimes.nl/2018/10/23/explosives-found-amsterdam-dozens-homes-evacuated

Monday, October 22, 2018

Human trafficking Victims still largely invisible in the Netherlands


The National rapporteur for human trafficking Herman Bolhaar said that while the national approach to human trafficking improved considerably in the past years many victims are still invisible to aid-agencies. Dutch victims of sexual exploitation are the largest groups within the figures of human trafficking in the Netherlands. They are increasingly disappearing from the radar of police and aid-agencies.
https://nltimes.nl/2018/10/19/human-trafficking-victims-still-largely-invisible-netherlands-rapporteur

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Report: Dutch Prosecutors used coercive Measures on Journalists 15 Times in 3 Years


The Dutch Public Prosecution has used coercive measures against journalists 15 times in 3 years. These measures include eavesdropping on calls, retrieving phone data and requisition of journalistic material. Earlier this year the public prosecutor admitted not following the proper procedure in two cases of eavesdropping on journalists.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Advisory bodies: Dutch government ignores vulnerable people


A number of advisory bodies, the National Ombudsman, the Netherlands Court of Auditors, and the social and cultural planning office (SCP) said in a joint statement that the Dutch government has little regard for thousands of vulnerable people in the country who do not receive the necessary care. This includes psychiatric patients, elderly people with dementia and young people with a mild intellectual disability.  Part of this is due to the lack of information provided by the government.  Among the recommendations of the advisory bodies is that the government simplify the procedures vulnerable people have to go through in order to receive help.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Public Prosecution accuses Dutch jihadi of War Crimes



The Public Prosecution department is taking legal action against a Dutch jihadi for war crimes. This is the first time this has happened. Oussame A. from Utrecht had posted a picture on Facebook of himself laughing next to the body of a man who had been crucified. He and Reda Nidalha from Leiden were sent back to the Netherlands from Turkey.
https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/10/dutch-jihadi-guilty-of-war-crimes-public-prosecutor-says/

Monday, October 15, 2018

Report: Social Safety insufficient in Dutch Army


The report of the Giebels commission found that the culture in the Dutch army is such that some soldiers do not feel safe there. If one has a complaint one doesn’t know where to lodge it, when it will be dealt with and who will see it. There is also a lack of objectivity and independence among those who investigate the complaints. The Ministry of Defense has now announced that there will be an independent hotline for complaints.
https://www.ad.nl/binnenland/defensiecultuur-werkt-misstanden-in-de-hand~a61ddb29/

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Minister of Defense: Netherlands is in a Cyber War with Russia



Dutch Minister of Defense, Ank Bijleveld, said that the Netherlands is involved in a cyber war with Russia.  In April, four Russian military personnel were expelled because they wanted to hack the wifi network of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons in the Hague.  Bijleveld said that the Russian cyber tactics are very dangerous, for instance, in influencing elections.  Dutch military intelligence and security service, MIVD, said that the Chinese are also very active in this area.
https://www.ad.nl/buitenland/bijleveld-nederland-in-cyberoorlog-met-russen~ac0b5320/

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Criminals dump life threating drug waste endangering citizens


Christian Democrat parliamentarian Madeleine van Toorenburg says that criminals dumped life threatening drug waste in neighborhoods endangering its inhabitants.  She is calling for more severe punishment of drug criminals.  Labor parliamentarian Attje Kuiken has said “it seems sometimes that the drug mafia controls the streets.”

https://www.ad.nl/politiek/cda-helemaal-klaar-met-bendes-die-drugsafval-dumpen-straffen-verhogen~a60855b6/

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Command Troops complain about poisonous Gasses at Shooting-range


Fourteen members of the command troops have complained about the poisonous gasses, which were not properly removed when they were shooting, on the shooting Range in Bergen op Zoom. Already since July 2015 it was known that there were poisonous gasses, yet the soldiers were not informed about this. The deputy minister of Defense Barbara Visser has said that the command troops should come and talk to her.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Oncologists: Thousand Women may get unnecessary Chemotherapy



Dutch oncologists are afraid that annually at least 1000 women will have to undergo unnecessary chemotherapy. This because a test which diagnoses the chances of return of breast cancer may not be reimbursed. Paying the test oneself costs 2600 euro.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Netherlands expels four Russian spies


In April, four Russians were arrested while attempting to launch a major “close access” cyberattack against the headquarters of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Hague. A few days later they were expelled.  This information has only been released now.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-gru-netherlands-expelled-chemical-weapons-watchdog-plot-dutch-spies-security-salisbury-a8568166.html

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Dutch police arrest 7 Muslim terrorist planners

Police in the Netherlands prevented a major terrorist attack by arresting seven Muslims. Three had been arrested previously for trying to travel abroad to join terrorist groups.  The main suspect is a 34 year old of Iraqi origin.  In 2017, he was convicted for attempting to travel to fight with ISIS.  This terror cell wanted to target a large event in the Netherlands where there would 
be many victims.



Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Dutch Soldiers have to buy their own winter clothes for mission


Dutch soldiers who will participate in a NATO exercise next month in Norway will have to buy their own clothes for the cold climate. The Dutch deputy minister of Defense Barbara Visser (Liberals) said that the ministry had failed to realize that such clothes were needed for the exercise. She hopes that this will never be repeated.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dutch Government funded Jihadist Group in Syria


The Dutch government has been supporting an armed group in Syria which has been branded by the Dutch Public Prosecution as a terrorist group. The Netherlands provided uniforms and pick-up trucks to this group Jabbat al-Shamiya. The public Prosecutor calls this group Salafist and jihadist. It strives for the setting up caliphate and is a criminal organization with terrorist intent. The Netherlands has admitted funding Syrian rebel groups but has always falsely maintained that all were moderate.
https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/09/dutch-funded-jihadist-group-in-syria-terror-trial-may-now-falter/

Monday, September 17, 2018

Undercover sociologist: ‘Dutch Salafist have no loyalty to democracy’


Sociologist Mohammed Soroush has carried out during three years undercover research for his doctorate among the 30,000 Dutch Salafists. He concluded that they are not loyal to democracy. Their preachers promote intolerance and polarization.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Twenty Out of 39 Dutch Bishops Knew About Sexual Abuse in the Roman Catholic Church


Twenty of 39 Dutch Bishops, Assistant Bishops and Cardinals between 1945 and 2010 knew of the sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church in the Netherlands.  Four of them had themselves abused children and 16 others knew about the abuse done by some people reporting to them. These pedophiles were given another position in which they often abused children.
https://www.ad.nl/binnenland/helft-nederlandse-bisschoppen-wist-van-seksueel-misbruik~a7b2c811/

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Antisemitic Shouts At Football Game


The first league football club, Vitesse Arnhem has complained to the police, about hardcore supporters who shouted at a recent game against Ajax Amsterdam, “Jews to the gas.”  A spokesman for the club said: “This type of shouting has no place in or around our stadium.”  The Center for Information and Documentation for Israel (CIDI) has also lodged a complaint to the police and has also requested that the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) to undertake action against the antisemitism.

https://nos.nl/artikel/2248840-vitesse-en-cidi-doen-aangifte-om-spreekkoren-over-joden-aan-het-gas.html

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Dutch Businesses are Not Prepared for a Hard Brexit



Dutch authorities including the Port of Rotterdam Authority say that a government study that showed that 80% of Dutch companies are not working on the assumption of a hard Brexit.  The date set for Brexit is March 29, 2019.  If no agreement is reached between the UK and the EU, much paperwork will be required.  One official said that those companies which do not prepare for a hard Brexit will be confronted with the fact that their goods will not leave the EU.
https://nltimes.nl/2018/09/12/dutch-businesses-prepared-hard-brexit-authorities-warn

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Police officers protest around Amsterdam Central Station for a better collective bargaining agreement



Police officers protest around Amsterdam Central Station for a better collective bargaining agreementThe Police Unions demand that measures be taken to lower officers’ workloads.  Protests were also held in other Dutch cities.


https://nltimes.nl/2018/09/05/cops-lock-amsterdam-city-center-labor-conflict

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Major Bank Agrees on Huge Out of Court Settlement for Money Laundering



The major Dutch bank, ING, has reached a 775 million Euro out of court settlement with the public prosecution because it has failed to properly monitor money transfers for money laundering. Dutch banks are required by law to report suspicious transactions. The public prosecutor said that bank clients were able to use their accounts for criminal activities for many years undisturbed. The bank acknowledges serious shortcomings.
https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/09/ing-lax-on-money-laundering-agrees-e775m-out-of-court-settlement/

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Afghan Terrorist Wounds Two American Tourists in Amsterdam


On Friday an Afghan terrorist stabbed and wounded two Americans at the main train station in Amsterdam.  The city administration said that based on the perpetrators first statement  he had a terrorist motive.  The Americans are recovering in hospital from what police called “serious but not life threatening injuries.”  The Amsterdam City Council said that the American victims were not chosen for a clear reason.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/01/terrorist-motive-stabbing-two-american-tourists-amsterdam-say-dutch-authorities

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Amsterdam, A Street Of Criminal Acts


Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema visited the Johan Huizingalaan yesterday. In this street, two shooting incidences occured, an explosive was found, as well as a hand grenade all within a few days of each other.  The mayor says that one can no longer speak about incidences.   Additional police forces and a camera will be made available to attempt to prevent further such incidences.


https://www.ad.nl/amsterdam/burgemeester-femke-halsema-bezoekt-johan-huizingalaan~ae061863/

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Doctors: Increasing number of students have psychological problems


An increasing number of Dutch university students are complaining of psychological problems.  This was reported by the universities doctors’ office. This expresses itself in fatigue, concentration problems, panic attacks, anxiety, and addiction problems. The doctors attribute this to pressure to perform and fear of debt. 

https://nltimes.nl/2018/08/14/dutch-students-struggle-psychological-problems-university-doctors-say

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Total Chaos at Rotterdam School


At a Rotterdam school, part of the teaching staff do not teach because they cannot control their students.  Other teachers do not show up for their classes and again others play poker during teaching hours.  The school has fifteen security personnel but according to a member of the Rotterdam municipal council he says that, "the street controls the school. Drugs are traded in the school and sex takes place in the toilets."

https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/2408848/leerlingen-dealen-en-seks-op-toilet-straat-regeert-op-mbo-school

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Foreign students often overcharged by Dutch landlords


A spokeswoman for the Dutch students union, Lsvb has charged that international students are being exploited by landlords charging high rents with weird terms and conditions.  This abuse by unscrupulous landlords is due to a shortage of rooms. There are 122 000 foreign students attending courses at Dutch universities and colleges which is double the figure of 2013.

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/08/international-students-are-falling-prey-to-dodgy-landlords-union-warns/

Monday, August 6, 2018

Albanians Replace Moroccans on the Dutch Drug Market


Police detectives have reached the conclusion that Albanian criminals have pushed aside the Moroccan mafia on the Dutch drug market.  South American drug cartels prefer to do trade with Albanians rather than the Moroccan mafia.  The Dutch Moroccan mafia is much more closely followed by the Dutch police because of internal murders.
www.ad.nl/binnenland/albanezen-verdringen-mocromaffia-op-de-drugsmarkt~a9bb0199/

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Leading Dutch Orchestra Fires Conductor Over Sexual Harassment Allegations


The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is considered one of the world’s leading orchestras. It has announced that it has terminated the corporation with its Chief Conductor Daniele Gatti because of accusations of inappropriate behavior toward women. The conductor described the allegations as a smear campaign.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-45058524

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Bodyguard of Gert Wilders leaked confidential information


Dutch police officer Faris K. is being prosecuted for leaking information about PVP Party leader Gert Wilders secret residence as he is the subject of major threats, mainly from Muslims. This officer also leaked information about then US President Barack Obama’s daughter when she visited the Netherlands. He spoke for instance about police deployment during her visit.  He is also suspected of searching the police systems for private information.  This officer worked for the Safety and Security Department tasked with providing security to the Royal Family and threatened politicians.

https://nltimes.nl/2018/08/02/fmr-wilders-bodyguard-also-leaked-info-obamas-daughter

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Amsterdam Ombudsman: Amsterdam center is an urban jungle at night


Amsterdam Ombudsman Arre Zuurmond told the daily Trouw that the city center of Amsterdam becomes a jungle at night. He continued that 900 offenses were counted in the central area, mainly between the hours of 2 am. – 4 am. Scooters race through the pedestrian areas. “There is lots of shouting. Drugs are being brought.  There is stealing.  People pee and even poop on the streets.” He added that the police are powerless.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Extreme antisemitic tweet from municipal council member



A member of the municipal council in the town of Heerenveen on behalf of the Frisian National Party tweeted that Jews murder entire groups of populations. 

http://www.dagelijksestandaard.nl/2018/07/antisemitisme-van-raadslid-uit-heerenveen-de-joden-slachten-bevolkingsgroepen-af/

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Saudi Arabia blackmailed the Netherlands in the UN Security Council


Saudi Arabia together with a number of other Gulf States, has blackmailed the Netherlands in the UN Security Council regarding  the Dutch attitude toward the Yemen military conflict. Dutch media wrote that the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed this. Apparently there were Arab threats of economic sanctions against the Netherlands. The Netherlands has promoted in the Human Rights Council of the United Nations that an international investigation will be done concerning war crimes in Yemen and other transgressions of international law.


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs apologizes to Surinaam


Stef Blok Minister of Foreign Affairs has apologized to Surinaam for his statement that Surinaam was a failed state.  In a letter to his Surinaam colleague, Yldiz Pollack-Beighle he admitted that he had made statements that he shouldn’t have made.  He also admitted that he had used illustrations which were unfortunate.  Blok also apologized to the former Dutch colonies, the Islands of Aruba, CuraƧao, and Saint Martin.

https://www.ad.nl/politiek/blok-biedt-suriname-excuses-aan-na-failed-state-uitspraak~aa3c1ca4/

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Researcher: Dutch State Killed Surrendered Terrorists



Researcher, Ingo Piepers, claims that the Dutch government intentionally killed two Mulaccan train hijackers after they had surrendered.  He called this behavior of the Dutch government terrorism.
https://www.ad.nl/binnenland/nederlandse-staat-doodde-kapers-de-punt-opzettelijk~a6542ca9/

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Government of Surinam requests Dutch Minister Apologizes


Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok recently called Surinam a failed state.  He attributed this to its ethnic diversity.  The government of Surinam has requested that Blok immediately recants his remarks and presents an apology to the people of the Surinam Republic.  This was stated in a declaration of the Surinam government. The Dutch diplomatic representative in Surinam was called in by the Surinam government on this issue.

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2018/07/19/surinaamse-regering-eist-excuses-blok-na-failed-state-opmerking-a1610605

Monday, July 23, 2018

One and Half Centuries of Dutch War Crimes


In an article in the Jerusalem Post, the former chairman of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Manfred Gerstenfeld, compares Israeli masochism to Dutch hypocrisy.  He shows how the Netherlands almost systematically ignores major war crimes and other criminal acts of its military over a period of more than a century and a half.
https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Israeli-masochism-versus-Dutch-hypocrisy-562985