Minister of Justice and Security Ferd Grapperhaus announced on Wednesday that the National Coordinator for Terrorism and Security (NCTV) will lead a team that will focus on the protection of lawyers.
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The team is made up of representatives from the Public Prosecution Service (OM) and the police, which under the leadership of the NCTV will intensify the security and surveillance of lawyers.
"After all, it's about the safety and protection of people, including those who contribute to the democratic legal order," said Grapperhaus.
It is not clear from the letter from Grapperhaus how the team will proceed and whose security will be intensified.
Wiersum shot close to home
Wiersum was liquidated on Wednesday morning in the Amsterdam neighborhood of Buitenveldert. The 44-year-old lawyer was shot by a young man just after 7.30 in the morning.
The husband and father lived in Buitenveldert and was attacked near his home. Despite the massive deployment of emergency services, he died on the spot.
58Police investigate crime scene after liquidation lawyer Nabil B.
Suspect fled on foot
The suspect fled on foot after the incident. According to the description, he is between sixteen and twenty years old.
The investigation into the shooting is in full swing. Witnesses have been summoned to contact the police.
The murder of Wiersum is the second liquidation in the extensive process surrounding the testimony of the crown witness. Earlier, B.'s innocent brother was already liquidated in his office in Amsterdam.
There are strong suspicions that Wiersum's work as a lawyer for Nabil is related to his death.
"A connection between this extremely shocking event and the earlier one
liquidation on the brother of the crown witness cannot be excluded at this time, "said Grapperhaus Wednesday.
Lawyer Taghi understands speculation, but does not want to respond substantively
Ridouan Taghi's lawyer, about whom the crown witness has made many statements, Inez Weski, said he understood the "speculation," but can only conclude that nothing is known about it at the moment. "
Weski announced that he would take a position on behalf of the client and defense at the session of 24 September in the trial against Taghi.
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