Dutch news in brief, 18 September 2006

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Ajax hooligans get short jail terms

Ajax hooligans get short jail terms

Two supporters of Ajax Amsterdam Football Club received jail sentences on Monday for their role in the violent attack on the ADO supporters club in The Hague. Prosecutors had asked for three-year terms. A court in The Hague instead sentenced one of the men, S.B., 24, to 12 months, with four suspended. The second man, D.K., 24, got 15 months, with a third suspended. The court also imposed stadium bans on the men.

Investigation into Dutch building firm building

The government is to investigate reports a Dutch firm, Lima Holdings BV from Spijkenisse, is involved in the construction of the controversial wall between Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Earlier this month Foreign Minister Ben Bot said the firm was Israeli. The International Court has declared the barrier to be illegal.

Transport company gets mega fine

Amsterdam's transport company GVB has been fined EUR 1.4 million because of the poor quality of its customer information. The regional organisation for Amsterdam (ROA) imposed the penalty saying that the information about its services was often not available at bus and tram stops. Many trams also lacked route information maps. But the ROA awarded the GVB EUR 400,000 because security has been improved on its vehicles.

'Missing' woman was at home

Five boats and a helicopter searched the IJmeer Lake on Sunday evening following reports that a woman had fallen of a pleasure craft. She was later found safe and well at home. It emerged she had jumped from the boat and swam home due to 'tensions between her and her husband'.

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