Dutch justice officials accused of forgery

1st January 2011, Comments 0 comments


An investigation has been launched to determine whether Hetty Hoekstra from the Public Prosecutor’s office in The Hague and former examining judge Hans Helmonds should be prosecuted for forging documents. The move follows an official complaint lodged by the lawyer acting for a terrorist suspect from Croatia.

He says the two justice officials sanctioned an illegal raid on his client’s flat at the beginning of this year. Four kilos of explosives together with detonators were found there. He claims they then falsified documents to make it seem the raid had been legal.

The investigation into the allegation of judicial forgery comes in the run-up to the trial of the Croatian man in Amsterdam. He is charged with possession of explosives and planning a terrorist attack.



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