Security and Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus announced on Wednesday that the National Coordinator for Terrorism and Security (NCTV) is going to investigate the murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum. He assisted crown witness Nabil B. in the case against Ridouan Taghi.
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In addition, a team is assembled with representatives from the Public Prosecution Service (OM) and the police, who will intensify the security and surveillance of lawyers under the leadership of the NCTV.
"After all, it's about the safety and protection of people, including those who contribute to the democratic legal order," said Grapperhaus.
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.
Disgusted and disbelieved, Wiersum died.
See also: Responses: 'Derk Wiersum was a smart, friendly and knowledgeable lawyer'
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