Dutch boys sentenced to community service work

17th February 2009, Comments 0 comments

Two boys who threatened Geert Wilders via email to do community service.

THE HAGUE—Three boys from the town of Zoetemeer near The Hague have received 30 hours of community service for sending threats to Freedom Party MP Geert Wilders via the internet. If the two commit a similar crime within two years they will be given another 20 hours of community service.

The three boys aged between 12 and 13 were working on an anti-racism project for school when they sent threatening messages to the controversial Islam-critic via the Freedom Party's website. Their lawyer says the boys acted out of mischief.

Two boys in the town of Weesp near Amsterdam were recently held in custody after they threatened a school by telephone. The two have now been released and have been placed under house arrest. An adult who sent a threatening letter to a primary school in the same town in the same week was not detained.

Radio Netherlands/Expatica

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