Dutch news in brief, 26 April 2006

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'Evidence' of CIA flights, Several European countries were very likely aware of illegal activities by the CIA on European territory, according to report by European Parliament. The report names Italy, Sweden and Bosnia in relation to the kidnapping and detention of suspected terrorists. It further suggests there were at least 1,000 secret CIA flights in Europe since 2001.

'Evidence' of CIA flights

Several European countries were very likely aware of illegal activities by the CIA on European territory, according to report by European Parliament. The report names Italy, Sweden and Bosnia in relation to the kidnapping and detention of suspected terrorists. It further suggests there were at least 1,000 secret CIA flights in Europe since 2001.

Man gets 15 years for shooting

A court in Rotterdam imposed a 15-year sentence on P.S., 31, on Wednesday for shooting dead a visitor at a party centre on 17 April last year. The victim's brother was also seriously injured. The court ordered the defendant to pay EUR 30,000 in damages. The incident began when the defendant had a row with the brothers. He came back later and shot them.

Car drives into hairdresser

An 82-year-old motorist accidentally drove her car into a hairdresser's premises in Amstelveen on Tuesday afternoon. The driver and a client were injured. The motorist was trying to park her car in front of the building on the Bourgondischelaan when the car suddenly shot forward.

Shooting in Amsterdam café

A 33-year-old man was seriously injured in a shooting at a café in the south-east of Amsterdam on Tuesday evening. The victim was talking to another man when a third person approached and put a gun on the table near the victim's companion. The person took the gun and fired several times at the victim. Another patron was also wounded. The gunman and his accomplice fled the scene.

Ajax to review Blind's position

Ajax Amsterdam said on Wednesday it will review the position of coach Danny Blind' at the end of this season. The announcement was in response to a report in newspaper 'De Telegraaf' that Ajax intended to sack him after Ajax's worst season, in terms of points earned, in 40 years.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

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