Court battle to ban Hells Angels starts in Friesland

16th January 2007, Comments 0 comments

16 January 2007, AMSTERDAM — The public prosecution's attempt to have the motorcycle club Hells Angels banned starts in Leeuwarden Court on Tuesday. The prosecution claims the club does not belong in society because its members are regularly involved in criminal activities.

16 January 2007

AMSTERDAM — The public prosecution's attempt to have the motorcycle club Hells Angels banned starts in Leeuwarden Court on Tuesday.
  
The prosecution claims the club does not belong in society because its members are regularly involved in criminal activities.

According to the prosecution, the court case to have the Hells Angels banned is a unique. No other case has been put to court across the globe.

Leeuwarden Court will be the first court to handle the case. The hearing will be about the Hells Angels chapter Harlingen,

The Hells Angels has seven chapters in the Netherlands, namely Amsterdam, Haarlem, Alkmaar, IJmuiden, Rotterdam, Kampen and Harlingen.

The prosecution lodged legal requests at six courts last November to have the Hells Angels chapters banned, claiming they operate in breach of public order.

The prosecution wants all of the club's foundations and associations to be disbanded.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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