Schiphol fire trial starts today

21st May 2007, Comments 0 comments

21 May 2007, HAARLEM – The court in Haarlem will start hearing testimony today in the trial of a man suspected of setting the fire at the Schiphol-Oost cell complex in 2005. Eleven people were killed in the fire.

21 May 2007

HAARLEM – The court in Haarlem will start hearing testimony today in the trial of a man suspected of setting the fire at the Schiphol-Oost cell complex in 2005. Eleven people were killed in the fire.

The justice department has charged a 24-year-old Libyan man with arson because the blaze started in his cell.

The Libyan's lawyer assumes however that his client will be acquitted. The Libyan has always claimed that the fire started accidentally when he flicked away a cigarette butt.
 
A recently published report from an engineering firm says that it is very difficult to prove that the fire was set deliberately.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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