Hirsi Ali looks for sponsors

8th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

8 October 2007, THE HAGUE - Ayaan Hirsi Ali will try to find sponsors in the Netherlands and abroad this week to help pay for her protection. She has appointments to meet with a number of potential donors, her lawyer Britta Böhler has confirmed.

8 October 2007

THE HAGUE - Ayaan Hirsi Ali will try to find sponsors in the Netherlands and abroad this week to help pay for her protection. She has appointments to meet with a number of potential donors, her lawyer Britta Böhler has confirmed.

Böhler said that her client would be under security during her visits this week. In the interest of her client's safety Böhler did not want to say where Hirsi Ali is and who is paying for her security at the moment. The former VVD MP will return to the Netherlands after her appointments this week.

The Dutch government stopped financing the former politician's security abroad from 1 October. The cabinet says that the Netherlands is only responsible for Hirsi Ali's protection when she is in the Netherlands.

Parliament is expected to ask for more information from Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin during an emergency debate this week. The VVD wants to know whether it is true that Hirsi Ali was unable to officially fundraise until after receiving her green card from the US on 24 September.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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