Mohammed B. fights move to high-security jail

22nd September 2005, Comments 0 comments

22 September 2005, AMSTERDAM — Mohammed B. has taken legal action against the decision to move him from a prison in Amsterdam to the high-security facility (EBI) in Vught.

22 September 2005

AMSTERDAM — Mohammed B. has taken legal action against the decision to move him from a prison in Amsterdam to the high-security facility (EBI) in Vught.

His lawyer Peter Plasman has lodged an appeal with the sentencing monitoring board.

Amsterdam Muslim B. was jailed for life in July for stabbing and shooting Van Gogh to death in the east of the capital on 2 November 2004. B. did not mount  a legal defence in relation to the murder, which he said he carried out because the victim had insulted Islam.

B. is now denying fresh allegations that he had attempted to arrange for a handgun to be smuggled into the Bijlmerbajes prison in Amsterdam to enable him to escape.

Plasman claims a letter from the Justice Ministry shows the allegation about the smuggling plan was one of the reasons B. was moved to Vught. It is unclear where this allegation came from, the lawyer said.

B. has indicated he will fight charges in relation to membership of the alleged terrorist Hofstadgroep organistion. Several other young Muslims face similar charges.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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