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Netherlands

2020

20

Feb

Dutch Islamophobe jailed for threatening Muslims

A Dutch court on Wednesday sentenced a person to 90 days in jail for threatening Muslims on social media. According to a statement by the court, the 33-year-old person threatened Muslims with death after Christchurch massacre in New Zealand. On March 15, 2019, terrorist Brenton Tarrant attacked two mosques in the city of Christchurch during […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: BBC , AA

17

Feb

Philips helped US spy on Turkey, ex-employee says

Dutch electronics giant Philips has repeatedly weakened the encryption standard of devices that were intended to communicate securely and the watered-down equipment was provided to Turkey, an ex-employee of the company told the Dutch broadcaster Vpro Sunday. Speaking to Vpro’s Argos program, top cryptographer Cees Jansen said Philips weakened its Aroflex device, a telex intended […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Star , DS

06

Feb

Netherlands to make integration courses mandatory for Turkish citizens

The government is planning to introduce compulsory integration courses for Turkish nationals moving to the Netherlands when the new integration legislation comes into effect next year, social affairs minister Wouter Koolmees has told MPs. Turkish nationals have been exempt from the courses since 2011 because the requirement conflicted with EU treaties with Turkey. However, a […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Sputnik , DN

21

Jan

Mothers of Srebrenica sue Netherlands in European Court of Human Rights

Relatives of the victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre have filed a lawsuit against the Netherlands at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg. The lawsuit, which challenges a July ruling of the Dutch Supreme Court, is the latest development in a long-running legal battle by a group of relatives known as The […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: TRT Haber , Rferl

2019

30

Dec

Geert Wilders revives contest for cartoons that mock Muhammad

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders has revived his plan to hold a contest for cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad, more than a year after cancelling such an event out of fear for attacks in the Netherlands. In a tweet late on Saturday, Wilders called on people to send in their Muhammad cartoons. “Freedom of speech must prevail […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Milliyet , The Guardian

05

Nov

Netherlands admits killing up to 70 civilians in botched airstrike in Iraq

A Dutch air strike against an alleged Islamic State bomb factory in northern Iraq in 2015 killed about 70 people, including civilians and IS fighters, the Dutch Defence Ministry said on Monday. The government of the Netherlands had not previously provided a detailed estimate of the number of deaths in Hawija, near the city of […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: BBC , Reuters

21

Oct

Dutch airstrike in Iraq killed 70 civilians in 2015, reports say

An airstrike by a Dutch F-16 on a car bomb factory in Iraq in 2015 killed at least 70 civilians, an investigation by the NRC Handelsblad daily and Dutch public broadcaster NOS revealed. According to Dutch media, the bombing happened during the early hours of June 3, 2015, and it completely destroyed a neighborhood in […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Sputnik , Daily Sabah

08

Oct

UN racism expert slams Dutch burqa ban

A UN racism expert on Monday criticised a Dutch ban on the wearing of face-covering garments such as the burqa in public, saying the law had “no place” in a tolerant society. Tendayi Achiume, the UN Special Rapporteur on racism, said the ban reflected a wider “consolidation of Islamophobia” in the Netherlands. The Dutch ban […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: TRT Haber , Aljazeera

16

Sep

Some Dutch police using excessive force against immigrants

Some Dutch police centers, especially those located in the Hague, use excessive force against immigrants, according to a report published Friday by Dutch public broadcaster Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS). The NOS report said that the discriminative incidents and the cases in which police used excessive force against immigrants are especially related with the Hoefkade Police […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Sabah , DailySabah

16

Sep

MPs call for action on religious schools after Islamic indoctrination claims

The ruling VVD and opposition Labour party want to change an article in the Dutch constitution which gives people the right to set up a school on the basis of a religion. VVD parliamentarian Dennis Wiersma told Radio 1 on Thursday that revelations in the NRC newspaper on Wednesday about weekend schools run by fundamentalist […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: BBC , DutchNews