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Legal News
1 Oct 2010
by Megan McKee

[JURIST] Dutch politician Geert Wilders [personal website, in Dutch] said Thursday that the Netherlands will ban the burqa [JURIST news archive] and other full Islamic veils as part of the government's plan to form a minority coalition. The Liberals and Christian Democrats (CDA) must make concessions [BBC report] to Wilders' … [read more]


Legal News
4 Feb 2010
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] An Amsterdam trial court ruled [judgment, in Dutch; press release, in Dutch] Wednesday that it has jurisdiction to try right-wing politician Geert Wilders [personal website, in Dutch] for statements against Islam. The court rejected [Reuters report] Wilders's claim that he should be tried by the Supreme Court as a … [read more]


Legal News
2 Feb 2010
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] The Dutch Supreme Court [official website, in Dutch] on Tuesday reversed [press release, in Dutch] the 2008 acquittals of seven men charged with belonging to a terrorist network, ordering a new trial. The seven men, suspected of belonging to the Dutch Muslim Hofstad Network terrorist group, were originally convicted … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jun 2009
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] Of 113 terrorism cases in the Netherlands [JURIST news archive] between September 11, 2001 and 2008, only 27 have led to convictions according to a report [NRC report] Thursday in the NRC Handelsblad [media website]. The report states that some of those convictions have been overturned on appeal. The … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jan 2008
by Benjamin Klein

[JURIST] Dutch parliamentarians called for changes to the country’s terrorism laws Thursday in response to a Wednesday appeals court decision overturning the convictions of seven men [JURIST report] suspected of belonging to the Dutch Muslim Hofstad Network [Wikipedia backgrounder]. The Hague Appeals Court dismissed charges that the men were part … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jan 2008
by Katerina Ossenova

[JURIST] A Dutch appeals court Wednesday overturned the convictions of seven men [BBC report] who were charged with being in a terrorist network that included Muslim extremist Mohammed Bouyeri [Wikipedia profile]. Bouyeri confessed to the November 2004 murder [BBC report; JURIST report] of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh [Wikipedia profile]. … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jul 2005
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] Muslim extremist Mohammed Bouyeri [Wikipedia profile], who confessed to the November 2004 murder [JURIST report] of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh [Wikipedia profile], was sentenced to life in prison, the harshest possible sentence, on Tuesday in Amsterdam. Bouyeri said he killed Van Gough in response to his film, "Submission" … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jul 2005
by Kate Heneroty

[JURIST] Near the end of his trial [JURIST report] in Amsterdam Tuesday, Muslim extremist Mohammed Bouyeri [Wikipedia profile] confessed to the November 2004 murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh [Wikipedia profile], saying "if I were released and would have the chance to do it again. . . I would … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jul 2005
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] The trial of Islamist radical Mohammed Bouyeri for the November 2004 murder [BBC report] of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh [Wikipedia profile] opened with high security in place on Monday in Amsterdam. The controversial Van Gogh had published columns and a short film criticizing abuses against women under Islam; … [read more]

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