Crown witness Nabil B. has a new lawyer, according to the Amsterdam Bar Association on Friday. B.'s previous lawyer, Derk Wiersum, was shot dead last week in front of his home in Amsterdam.
Simeon Burmeister, deputy dean of the Amsterdam Bar Association, says that the name of the lawyer is now known to the court in Amsterdam.
Burmeister is currently not making any statements about the identity of the new lawyer. At least it's not Peter Schouten, he says. This Breda lawyer had previously told the court that he wanted to assist B..
B. is the crown witness in the case against the wanted criminal Ridouan Taghi. The police take into account the scenario that Wiersum was shot because he assisted the crown witness. Those involved in the case are now being given extra security because of the liquidation.
The police are still looking for the perpetrator of the shooting. The age of the shooter is probably between 20 and 25 years.
1Who was the liquidated lawyer Derk Wiersum?
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