Dutch news in brief, 1 December 2005

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Princess Mabel hits at US over Aids

Princess Mabel hits at US over Aids

Princess Mabel criticised the US during a conference in Amsterdam on World Aids Day. She said Washington hindered the battle against Aids among drug addictions and stigmatised prostitutes. The Princess works for the 'Open Society Institute' which has launched legal action against the US. It accuses the American government of attempting to force the UN to remove all references to clean needles in documents about battling Aids. Mabel is married to Prince Johan Friso, the second son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

Princess expecting third child

Princess Laurentien, the wife of Queen's young son Prince Constantijn,  is expecting their third child. It is due to be born in June 2006, the government information service RVD said on Thursday. Laurentien and Constantijn have a daughter, Eloise, and a son, Claus-Casimir.

Care puts strain on families

An estimated 200,00 families in the Netherlands were put under heavy strain in 2001 due to the pressure of caring for sick or elderly relatives, a report by the Social and Cultural Planning Bureau said on Thursday. Caring for relatives often causes stress and can lead to conflicts at work or within the family, the report said.

Man, 81, jailed for child abuse

An 81-year-old man from Arnhem received a 12-month sentence on Thursday for sexual abuse of a girl, 11, and circulating child porn. Six months of the sentence has been suspended and the court ordered the man undergo compulsory psychiatric treatment.

Twenty tips over Hingst killing

Police in Amsterdam have received 20 tips from the public about the murder of former lawyer Evert Hingst following an appeal on crime-stoppers programme 'Opsporing Verzocht'. Hingst was shot dead in Amsterdam on 31 October. During his career Hingst acted for several top criminal figures in the Amsterdam underworld.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

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