Wilders wants minimum sentences for criminals
New prison terms proposed in an attempt to reduce crime.
26 October 2006
THE HAGUE – Murderers must be put in the cell for a minimum of twenty years, an thieves for at least three months.
With the setting-up of minimum sentences, among others, the Party for the Freedom (PVV) of Geert Wilders wants to reduce crime by half over the coming four years.
That stands in a plan with fifteen points for the treatment of crime that the PVV presented on Thursday.
Furthermore the party wants that the penalty between an attempt to commit a crime and in the actual committing of an indictable offence no distinction will be made.
This means that a suspect who only tried to commit a murder will receive just as high of a sentence as a murderer.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Dutch news