Dutch news in brief, 8 August 2006

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Theo artwork to be unveiled, A sculpture in memory of murdered film director Theo van Gogh will be unveiled in Amsterdam's Ooster Park on 7 September. Mayor Job Cohen and district council chairperson Martin Verbeet will attend the ceremony, Oost/Watergraafsmeer district council said on Tuesday. It is not yet known who will unveil the artwork, entitled De Schreeuw (the shout or scream). It was made by Jeroen Henneman and was chosen from a total of 148 submissions. Van Gogh was shot and stabbed to death by M

Theo artwork to be unveiled

A sculpture in memory of murdered film director Theo van Gogh will be unveiled in Amsterdam's Ooster Park on 7 September. Mayor Job Cohen and district council chairperson Martin Verbeet will attend the ceremony, Oost/Watergraafsmeer district council said on Tuesday. It is not yet known who will unveil the artwork, entitled De Schreeuw (the shout or scream). It was made by Jeroen Henneman and was chosen from a total of 148 submissions. Van Gogh was shot and stabbed to death by Muslim fundamentalist Mohammed Bouyeri near the park on 2 November 2004.

Life term for double murder

A court in Utrecht sentenced 44-year-old Aldo G. from Amstelveen to life imprisonment on Tuesday for involvement in the murder of two Brazilian drug dealers in February 2002. Life sentences are rarely imposed in the Netherlands but the killing of more than one person in this case weighed heavily in the court's decision.

No new bird flu cases

An investigation has not revealed any new cases of bird flu in the town of Voorthuizen, Gelderland province, farmers group LTO Nederland said on Tuesday. A mild form of avian flu was found on a poultry farm in the area last week. The farm's 25,000 chickens were culled.

Record month for Schiphol

Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport handled a record number of passengers in July. A total of 4.7 million people passed through Schiphol last month, an increase of 4.7 percent on the same period the year before. The busiest day was Friday 28 July when 160,000 people travelled via Schiphol.

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