Man who allegedly planned to attack Rutte in court for pro forma hearing

Asia's Tech News Daily

 pro-forma hearing
The 22-year-old Amsterdammer accused of plotting to kill prime minister Mark Rutte will appear in court for a pro-forma hearing on Wednesday.

The man is alleged to have tried to both recruit others to storm parliament and to buy weapons online, but his lawyer Priya Soekhai says her client never had any intention of putting his words into action, RTL reported.

Yavuz O was arrested earlier this summer and charged with preparing an attack on Rutte as well as incitement and collecting information to carry out a terrorist attack. This, the public prosecution says, was done both verbally and via two public Telegram accounts.

In September, Rutte was given extra personal protection amid concern that gangsters may be plotting to kidnap him. The Telegraaf reported that intelligence agencies acted after ‘spotters’ – people hired by criminal gangs to prepare the ground for an attack or kidnap – were observed in Rutte’s vicinity.

He and other politicians were also reportedly the targets of another alleged terrorist cell in Eindhoven.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Convicted US spy complains about medical treatment in prison — rights activist

Whelan was found guilty of spying against Russia and sentenced to 16 years in a high-security colony Read more »

First batch of Russian Sputnik Light booster vaccine arrives in San Marino

According to the data, the doses are for revaccinating San Marino’s population Read more »

No cases of new Omicron strain recorded in Russia yet - sanitary watchdog

The new Omicron variant of COVID-19 was discovered in South Africa last week Read more »

Coronavirus infections appear to be stabilising, RIVM says

Coronavirus test location at the RAI in Amsterdam. Photo: Depositphotos.com The number of positive coronavirus tests in the Netherlands was unchanged over the last week when compared with the previous ... Read more »

Amsterdam Light Festival switches off for most of the night

The Lace – Choi Shine Architects – will be back this year. Photo: Amsterdam Light Festival The 10th edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival will only be ‘open’ until 5pm, ... Read more »

Expert suggests restrictions on foreign travel to prevent Omicron's spread

However, its real danger has not been assessed yet, since the number of tracked patients is less than a hundred, Russian virologist Sergey Netesov notes Read more »

World enters new wave of pandemic amid high inflationary pressures — Putin

Vladimir Putin noted that the extremely soft budgetary policies of most developed countries played a significant factor in accelerating inflation, and maybe even a key role Read more »

Cyberattacks on Russian resources have grown several times since 2020 — Putin

Moscow understands the importance of joint work on cyber security, the Russian President noted Read more »

No need to introduce lockdown in Russia amid spread of Omicron variant — expert

Alexander Butenko urged citizens to get vaccinated against COVID-19 Read more »

About 35,000 HIV patients die in Russia every year, expert says

According to Pokrovsky, Russia annually spends some 60 bln rubles ($804.4 mln) on combating HIV Read more »

UNESCO's passiveness in Syria is disappointing — Russian representative

"The organization is too slow in turning face to face with the problem of restoring such remarkable monuments as Palmyra, Aleppo and others," Alexander Kuznetsov said Read more »

Use of Sputnik Light as booster jab for all vaccines approved in UAE, RDIF says

Sputnik Light is the first component of the Sputnik V vaccine Read more »

Russia has no plans to introduce fines for refusing inoculation against COVID-19 — Kremlin

Earlier, it was reported that that there was bill in progress on introducing mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 in Austria Read more »

Omicron strain may trigger new wave of pandemic, expert thinks

It is spreading faster than the Delta strain and is more contagious, virologist Yevgeny Timakov notes Read more »

Exhibition reveals the untold stories of the Dutch women of the resistance

The Waalsdorpervlakte in the dunes, where many resistance heroes were shot. Photo Pvt Pauline vi Wikimedia Commons A new exhibition has opened honouring the many women who were active in ... Read more »

Documents for research into coronavirus vaccine for children submitted - Gamaleya Center

BARVIKHA /Moscow Region/, November 29./TASS/. The Gamaleya Center has filed with the Russian Ministry of Health the documents for conducting clinical research into a coronavirus vaccine for children aged 6 ... Read more »

It will take some 10 days to make vaccine against Omicron strain - Gamaleya Center chief

According to Alexander Gintsburg, the process of the new vaccine’s registration with the Russian health ministry may take up to 1.5 months Read more »

EMA considers it premature to foresee need for adapted vaccine to tackle Omicron variant

Current information is insufficient to determine if this variant is going to spread significantly causing hospitalisations, EMA’s press office stressed Read more »

Around nine days needed to make testing kit for Omicron strain — expert

On November 26, the WHO designated B.1.1.529 as a "Variant of Concern" and assigned it the Greek letter Omicron Read more »

Decisions on anti-Omicron-strain restrictions depend on government center, Kremlin says

On November 26, the WHO marked the coronavirus strain B.1.1.529, discovered in southern Africa, with the Greek letter omicron Read more »

Omicron appears more transmittable than earlier variants, says South African scientist

On Friday, the WHO designated the B.1.1.529 variant as a "Variant of Concern" and assigned it the Greek letter Omicron Read more »

Russia to press for response from Western countries over Navalny case — envoy to OPCW

Alexander Shulgin stressed that "there are traces of a provocation and of politicization of the whole affair" Read more »

Sputnik vaccine against Omicron strain can be released by February — RDIF

It was also noted that more than 3 billion doses of vaccine against the new strain of coronavirus can be available in 2022 Read more »

‘Songs are all done': Uriah Heep's Mick Box on wrapping up band's new album

British rock band Uriah Heep was founded in 1969 Read more »

Russia, CIS states hold online drills on responding to infectious outbreaks

Each participating country modeled a specific situation related to an outbreak of some infection and presented a variant of its emergency resolution Read more »

Data on new Omicron coronavirus strain analyzed by crisis center, Kremlin says

Last week, the WHO designated the B.1.1.529 variant discovered in South Africa as a "Variant of Concern" and assigned it the Greek letter Omicron Read more »

Moscow police launch clampdown on rowdy fans after Sunday football match

Police officers filed 51 administrative offence protocols with regards to people, who were transported to local police stations after the football match between CSKA Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg Read more »

Supermarkets to be investigated for not charging deposits on plastic bottles

Photo: Depositphotos Many supermarket chains are still not charging deposit fees on plastic bottles nearly five months after they became obligatory by law. A survey by consumer affairs show Kassa ... Read more »

Amsterdam warns shopkeepers not to sell products for hard drugs

Amsterdam city council has written to 250 city centre shopkeepers warning them not to sell products which can be used to process or package hard drugs, the Parool reported at ... Read more »

Wintry conditions cause problems on the roads, the sun will shine later

Photo: Depositphotos.com There were wintry conditions on many Dutch roads on Monday morning and the KNMI weather bureau issued a code yellow weather warning until at least 10am. Several accidents ... Read more »

Revaccination effectively protects against Omicron - White House

Although, it will take approximately two more weeks to have more definitive information on the transmissibility, severity, and other characteristics of the variant Read more »

WHO says has no data on Omicron's ability to cause more severe disease than other strains

Preliminary data suggests that there are increasing rates of hospitalization in South Africa, but this may be due to increasing overall numbers of people becoming infected, rather than a result of specific infection with Omicron Read more »

Peskov tells about very positive contacts with EU on vaccination certificates recognition

There are grounds to think that we will be able to attain positive dynamics, Dmitry Peskov said Read more »

Kremlin spokesman says doesn't plan to take part in nasal coronavirus vaccine tests

Dmitry Peskov said that he has just been inoculated with Sputnik Light Read more »

A ‘number' of people on SA flights probably had Omicron variant: RIVM

Photo: DutchNews.nl The Dutch public heath institute RIVM said on Saturday evening that early analysis indicates ‘a number’ of people on Friday’s flights from South Africa were infected with the ... Read more »

Russian dies in Turkey after coming down with COVID-19 on vacation - consulate

He was admitted to intensive care after developing complications Read more »

33,946 new Covid cases registered in Russia in 24 hours - statistics

In the past 24 hours, 36,494 people recovered from Covid in Russia Read more »

61 passengers on South Africa flights test positive for coronavirus

Red Cross ambulances waiting to take those who tested positive to hotels. Photo: Laurens Bosch ANP Health board officials say 61 of the 600 people on two flights from South ... Read more »

Several weeks needed to assess vaccines' efficacy against new COVID variant - WHO

Later today, the WHO will announce whether the variant will be classified as one of interest or of concern Read more »

World Health Organization: PCR tests able to detect new SARS-CoV-2 variant ‘Omicron'

Several labs have indicated that for one widely used PCR test, one of the three target genes is not detected, said in a statement Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic