Dutch news in brief, 5 October 2005

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Inmates escape from floating prison

Inmates escape from floating prison

Three illegal immigrants escaped from a prison ship in Rotterdam's Meerhaven on Tuesday evening. One of the men was caught immediately and the other two were re-captured later. This is the latest in a series of escapes from the boat. Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner announced in March that extra security measures would be put in place to stop the inmates escaping.

Man killed by concrete slab

A 36-year-old building worker from the Dutch town of Groesbeek died on Tuesday evening from injuries sustained when a concrete slab fell on him at a building site. The accident occurred earlier on Tuesday. The slab weighed several tonnes. The Health Inspectorate has launched an investigation.

Motorist goes to police after 'attack'

A motorist has filed an attempted-manslaughter complaint with police after a brick was  thrown from a motorway bridge crashed through the windscreen of his car on the A4 near Leidschendam on Monday. He did not see who threw the brick. He continued driving after the attack and is not sure where on the road the attack occurred.

Rights group awarded Dutch prize

The bi-annual Max van der Stoel prize has been awarded to the eastern European human rights organisation 'Memorial, Radio Netherlands reported on Wednesday. 'Memorial' is active in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Latvia and Georgia. The prize was created by the Netherlands four years ago, and was named for the first UN High Commissioner for National Minorities Max van der Stoel. The prize, which includes an amount of 50,000 euros, will be awarded in The Hague next week, Radio Netherlands said.

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