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Netherlands

2018

16

Nov

First euthanasia prosecution launched in the Netherlands

Dutch authorities are prosecuting a doctor for performing euthanasia on a patient in the first case of its kind since its legalisation 16 years ago. The decision was taken after a regional euthanasia review board found she had “overstepped the mark” in euthanising the 74-year-old Alzheimer’s patient. Prosecutors allege the patient’s will was “unclear and […]

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Source: BBC

05

Nov

TICF wants politician Wilders banned from twitter

The Turkish-Islamic cultural federation TICF, a foundation that speaks for 144 Turkish mosques in the Netherlands, demands that Twitter block the account of PVV leader Geert Wilders. According to the TICF, many of Wilders’ statements are contrary to Twitter’s terms of use. If Twitter does not block the populist politician’s account, the foundation will go […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: NL times

04

Sep

Dutch asylum row: Armenian children face expulsion

Two Armenian children who have spent most of their lives in the Netherlands face imminent deportation after emerging from hiding following a failed asylum plea. Howick, 13, and his sister Lily, 12, came to the Netherlands with their mother in 2008. Their mother was deported last year and the children’s friends have rallied around them, […]

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Source: BBC

19

Jul

Dutch FM: ‘Ethnic divisions genetically determined’

Politicians and refugee organisations have criticised Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok for claiming there are no peaceful multicultural societies. Blok, a member of the liberal VVD, the largest party in the Netherlands, also said that Suriname has become a failed state because of its ethnic divide. The minister made the comments during a private event last week, where he met […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Al Jazeera , Anadolu Ajansı

26

Jun

Dutch senate passes law enabling partial ‘burqa ban’

The Dutch Upper House of parliament on June 26 passed a law banning the wearing of face-covering veils in public buildings, such as schools, government offices and hospitals. The Lower House approved the bill in 2016, after attempts to impose a more general ban on burqas and other face-covering veils failed. The new law bans […]

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Source: Reuters , Sputnik Türkiye

13

Jun

Wilders’ Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest gets green light from Dutch counter-terror agency

The Freedom Party of Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders will hold a competition of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad, it said on Tuesday. The party said the plan to hold the competition in the party’s secure offices in Dutch Parliament had been approved by the Dutch Counter-terrorism Agency NCTV. Wilders’ Freedom Party is the leading […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Reuters

07

Jun

Turkey criticizes Rotterdam mayor for allowing Pegida protest at mosque

Turkey fiercely criticized Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb for allowing anti-Islam movement Pegida to roast pigs in front of the Laleli mosque on Thursday evening. On Twitter Omer Celik, the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, called the decision to allow this protest “immoral”. “Other municipalities in the Netherlands did not allow Pegida to roast pigs in front of […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: NL Times , BBC Türkçe

01

Jun

Bomb-belt Barbie shocks child asylum seekers in Dutch language lesson

Child asylum seekers receiving Dutch language lessons in Emmen were face with some horrible pictures during their lessons over the past weeks. Pictures like a Barbie wearing a bomb-belt, and traffic signs changed to show sexual texts were shown during a powerpoint presentation for the Verbal Dutch course by the CED-Groep, Dagblad van het Noorden reports. “We do not […]

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Source: NL Times , TRT Haber

03

Apr

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

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