Hofstad member Jason W. quits appeal

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31 January 2007, AMSTERDAM - Jason W., one of the main suspects in the trial of the Hofstad group, wants to quit the appeal of his case.

31 January 2007

AMSTERDAM - Jason W., one of the main suspects in the trial of the Hofstad group, wants to quit the appeal of his case.

With no further explanation W. has accepted the 15-year prison sentence imposed on him by the court last year, his lawyer Robert Maanicus said on Tuesday during a hearing on the appeal case.

Both W. and the public prosecution department (OM) had appealed the court’s ruling last year. W. hopes the OM will also refrain from continuing the case in appeal.

A total of seven members of the terrorist network are involved in appeal cases.

The focal point of the network was Mohammed B., the man who killed filmmaker Theo van Gogh on 2 November 2004. Jason W. was arrested along with Ismail A. in a home in the Laak neighbourhood of The Hague 8 days later.

A siege lasting hours and involving heavily armed units preceded Jason W.’s arrest because W. had injured several members of the arrest team with a hand grenade.

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