Dutch news in brief, 24 November 2004

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Court imposes media ban on Mohammed B.

Court imposes media ban on Mohammed B.

The man suspected of killing filmmaker Theo van Gogh earlier this month has been banned by a court in Amsterdam from reading Dutch newspapers, magazines or watching television. The court reversed a ruling last week which allowed Mohammed B., 26, to have access to news. Six other people arrested by detectives investigating Islamic extremism following Van Gogh's murder are also barred from reading newspapers or looking at television.

Teacher reports death-threat student

A teacher, 24, has made a criminal complaint against a pupil, 17, who allegedly threatened verbally to kill him. The police confirmed on Wednesday that a complaint related to the Thorbecke school group in Zwolle. It is alleged the pupil was misbehaving during a lesson on Tuesday and the teacher sent him out of classroom. Later when the pupil saw the teacher had filed a disciplinary report about him, he allegedly threatened to kill the teacher, nu.nl reported.

Lebanon veterans still traumatised

Dutch army veterans who served with the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon 25 years ago are still suffering from psychiatric problems. This is the provisional finding of a survey of 3,000 former peacekeepers. The Dutch veterans association commissioned the study following reports former soldiers are still suffering nightmares and flashbacks from their experiences. Some are using drugs and alcohol to deal with their psychiatric difficulties. A total of 8,675 Dutch troops served with the UNIFIL force in Lebanon from 1979 to 1985. Nine soldiers were killed during the six-year deployment, News service NOS said.

Girl, 14, 'raped by chat friend'

A girl, 14, was allegedly raped by a 43-year-old man she got to know through an internet chat room. The incident is said to have happened in their hometown Hengelo. Police are investigating. Meanwhile a man, 41, was shot dead in during a dispute in a café in Diemen near Amsterdam on Tuesday. A 43-year-old suspect has been arrested. Police have yet to establish a motive for the killing.

[Copyright Expatica News 2004]

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