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 Gerald Roethof, lawyer for defendants Giermo B and Moreno B:  “This was a gangland killing,” said the judge. “It was a paid-for hit.” Photograph: Evert Elzinga

Two men have been jailed for 30 years each for the murder in 2019 of a Dutch lawyer linked to the same gangland court case in which investigative jour(...)

Flowers and tributes left for crime reporter Peter R de Vries, at the spot where he was shot in   Amsterdam on July 6th. Photograph: Ramon van Flymen/EPA

Almost a fortnight on from the targeted killing of journalist Peter R de Vries, there’s a growing belief in Dutch society that what it shows is the fr(...)

Dutch crime reporter Peter R De Vries: he was approached by a gunman as he left the studios of broadcaster RTL and shot five times. Photograph: Remko De Waal/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

Peter R De Vries, a Dutch investigative journalist shot in the head at close range in Amsterdam nine days ago, has died of his injuries in hospital. (...)

A secured vehicle at the Schiphol Judicial Complex. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/ANP/AFP via Getty

The trial opened in Amsterdam on Monday of two men accused of murdering the lawyer for the key prosecution witness in a court case involving multiple (...)

Dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries. Photograph: Remko de Waal/ANP/AFP via Getty

Two men, the alleged gunman and his getaway driver, have been remanded in custody by a court in Amsterdam in connection with Tuesday’s shooting of vet(...)

 Dutch crime reporter Peter R De Vries was shot at close range minutes after he left the studios of broadcaster RTL in central Amsterdam on Tuesday evening. Photograph:  Remko De Waal/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

The Dutch government says it has stepped up surveillance and security in the wake of Tuesday’s shooting of high-profile crime journalist Peter R De Vr(...)

People leave flowers, candles and messages of support to Peter R de Vries in the centre of Amsterdam. Photograph: Koen van Weel/EPA

For the family of Dutch crime journalist Peter R de Vries, the news that he had been shot in the head on an Amsterdam street shortly after leaving a t(...)

The Amsterdam shooting of Peter R De Vries took place in the vicinity of the Leidseplein, a local hub of restaurants and bars. File photograph: EPA

Dutch investigative journalist Peter R De Vries was fighting for his life in an Amsterdam hospital on Wednesday, more than 24 hours after being shot i(...)

Dutch police give a press conference on the  arrest in Dubai of Ridouan Taghi, who was wanted on international  warrants for murder and drug trafficking. Photograph: Jeroen Jumelet/ANP/AFP via Getty

Dutch police carried out a string of raids across the Netherlands on Tuesday after the country’s most wanted man was arrested in the Gulf emirate of D(...)

 Emergency services attend the scene of a fatal shooting incident in Amsterdam, the Netherlands,  on Wednesday. Photograph: Niels Wenstedt/EPA

A broad-daylight killing in Amsterdam on Wednesday, which now appears connected to a long-running Serbian gangster feud, has become the third unsolved(...)

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