Conspiracy theorist and publicist Micha Kat was arrested in Northern Ireland at the request of the Dutch authorities, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) confirmed on Thursday after reporting by the

AD

.

Kat was arrested because of a previous conviction and his role in the case surrounding the municipality of Bodegraven-Reeuwijk.

The Public Prosecution Service has submitted a European arrest warrant to the Northern Irish authorities.

Kat will appear in court on 7 August, who will decide on a possible extradition to the Netherlands.

There was already an arrest warrant for a previous conviction.

Kat still has to serve a prison sentence of six months in the Netherlands for libel.

New facts have also been added, which are related to Bodegraven and the

Red Pill Journal

, the spokesperson explains.

Kat, a self-proclaimed 'citizen journalist', is together with Wouter Raatgever and Joost Knevel behind the so-called

Red Pill Journal

, which spreads conspiracy theories.

At the beginning of this month, the court ruled that the three had to stop spreading stories about alleged pedo networks and ritual child murders in Bodegraven with immediate effect.

If they didn't, they had to pay penalties and could be arrested.

The umbrella organization GGD GHOR also filed a report.

In the Telegram group De Batavian Republic, founded by de Kat, Knevel and Raatgever, employees of vaccination locations were threatened.

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