Police seek photos of Seveke killing
17 November 2005, AMSTERDAM — The police in the Dutch city of Nijmegen are remaining tight-lipped about the investigation into the murder of local activist Louis Seveke.
17 November 2005
AMSTERDAM — The police in the Dutch city of Nijmegen are remaining tight-lipped about the investigation into the murder of local activist Louis Seveke.
A police spokesperson said on Thursday there will be no comment until the first results of the major investigation have been evaluated.
Seveke, 41, was walking on the Van Welderenstraat in the city at about 9.30pm on 15 November when the killer approached and shot him twice.
A local resident described in a statement posted on the internet how after the first shot the killer bent over the victim and fired a second shot at close range into Seveke's head. The gunman then walked away.
The police have appealed for witnesses in the hope members of the public may have captured pictures of the killing with their mobile phones. Several locals have told the media that they have provided photographs, but the police have declined to confirm this.
It has been confirmed that the police have footage taken by CCTV security cameras.
Meanwhile the organisers of the 'Schipholwake' in Nijmegen on Thursday evening said the event would not be a silent march for Seveke.
The murdered activist was involved with the organisation of the protest at the death of 11 rejected asylum seekers and immigrants in the fire at the Schiphol detention centre in October.
Wouter van Eck, leader of the green-left party GroenLinks in Nijmegen, said that many members of the public had asked whether the 'Schipholwake' would also be a silent march for Seveke.
It will not, Van Eck said, because Seveke did not believe in silent marches and public acts of remembrance. A private memorial service is being held for his family and close friends.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]
Subject: Dutch news