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Netherlands

2018

03

Apr

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Dutch government wants to send asylum seekers back to EU arrival country

The Dutch government wants to send asylum seekers back to the country they first arrived in when they came to Europe, State Secretary Mark Harbers of Justice and Security, which also includes Asylum and Migration, said to the Volkskrant. Harbers want all EU countries to implement this measure, so that traveling from country to country […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: NL Times

22

Mar

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Netherlands: Anti-Muslim group not to be put on trial

n Islamophobic far-right group that planted crosses on a construction site for a mosque in the eastern Netherlands will not be prosecuted, Dutch prosecutors announced. The prosecutors said that PEGIDA, Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West, will not be prosecuted as “the words and the actions they used were shocking but did not contain any insult […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Al Jazeera

15

Mar

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Dutch intelligence services placed 3,553 taps last year

The Dutch intelligence services placed 3,553 taps to eavesdrop on people and organizations last year, Ministers Kasja Ollongren of Home Affairs and Ank Bijleveld of Defense reported to parliament on Wednesday. This is the first time that the services’ tap statistics are made public, NU.nl reports. General intelligence and security service AIVD placed the majority of […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: NL Times

12

Mar

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Dutch police arrest three members of Anti-Fascist Action (AFA) attempting to block the anti-Islam demonstration

A rally organized on Sunday by a far-right, anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant group in Amsterdam did not gather the interest it hoped to receive. Only 50 people participated in the rally by a little-known group, Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA). The participants marched under police escort, holding racist banners. A group of […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Anadolu Agency

28

Feb

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Netherlands reduces sentences of mosque attack convicts

A court in eastern Netherlands on Tuesday reduced the sentences of four convicts who were involved in a Molotov cocktail attack on a mosque in Enschede in 2016. Five convicts had been sentenced to four years in prison for arson with “terrorist purpose” in 2016, according to the Court of Appeals of Arnhem-Leeuwarden’s statement. The […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Anadolu Agency

21

Feb

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Netherlands has granted asylum to 73 pct of applications filed by Turkish coup suspects since 2016: Report

The Netherlands has granted asylum to 73 percent of the applications of Turkish suspects linked to the Gülen network, widely accused to have orchestrated the deadly coup attempt on July 15, 2016, according to a report on Feb. 21 by the BBC’s Turkish service. A total of 509 asylum applications were made by Turkish nationals […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Hurriyet Daily News

31

Jan

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Netherlands – Temporary employment agencies found to be participating in discriminatory behaviour

Dutch television program Radar called a number of temporary employment agencies in the Netherlands, presenting themselves as clients who were looking for staff. Their research, which phoned 78 temp agencies, showed that nearly half, or 47%, responded to a discriminatory request. In the conversations, Radar’s editors said that the office recently had an unpleasant experience with […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Staffing Industry Analysts

22

Jan

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Dutch far-right protest against govt, Islam

Hundreds of right-wing demonstrators crowded a main square at Rotterdam’s central station Saturday to protest what they describe as the “discrimination against ordinary Dutch citizens” in favour of immigrants and Muslims. The protest by around 700 right-wing supporters comes as Dutch political parties gear up for local government elections in March, with issues such as […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: The Daily Star

10

Jan

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Racist Dutch lawmaker wants city’s mosques to ‘burn down’

The anti-Islam PVV has run into more trouble with its local election plans – this time after its campaign leader in Utrecht said he would rather the city’s mosques burned down. Henk van Deun, who worked for the police for nine years, has come under fire after a local radio interview with other candidates. When […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Dutch News

2017

20

Nov

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Dutch mayor stops anti-Piet and anti-racist rally

Mayor Marga Waanders of Dongeradeel, the police and Public Prosecutor decided to put a stop to a call on Facebook for Friesland residents to try and stop anti-Zwarte Piet activists reaching Dokkum, where Sinterklaas will make his national arrival on Saturday. In an open letter, the Mayor called on everyone coming to see Sinterklaas’ arrival […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: NLTimes