Arrested men may not assemble in public

19th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

18 October 2007, AMSTERDAM (ANP) – Five of the eight men who were detained in the Amsterdam district Slotervaart on Wednesday have been released on condition that they will not disturb public order or assemble in public.

18 October 2007

AMSTERDAM (ANP) – Five of the eight men who were detained in the Amsterdam district Slotervaart on Wednesday have been released on condition that they will not disturb public order or assemble in public.

Press officer Hanneke Festen of the Amsterdam public prosecution office announced this on Thursday. The five men (aged 20 to 32) were detained on suspicion of having the intention to disturb public order. "Normally speaking, you then get a fine and you can go home again. But given the extraordinary circumstances of the past few days we have been looking at other possibilities."

The judge decided that public order had indeed been seriously disturbed. "For a period of 30 days the men are forbidden to assemble in public and may not disturb public order," the press officer said. 'Four of the five men do not live in the vicinity of the August Allebéplein and they are not allowed to be in that neighbourhood during the coming thirty days." If the men violate the ban they will be detained.

The other three men, one of 18 and two 19-year-olds, are suspected of preparing arson. The examining judge will decide today whether they will need to remain in pre-trial detention.

 
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news


 

0 Comments To This Article