Notes 1 t/m 20 at ”Tribute to Peter R de Vries”

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‘Peter heeft geleefd naar zijn overtuiging: On bended knee is no way to be free.’

[Dutch translation:

Peter has lived according to his conviction:

On bended knee is no way to be free”]

HET PAROOL

MISDAADJOURNALIST PETER R DE VRIES

OVERLEDEN NA AANSLAG

[English translation:

CRIME REPORTER PETER R DE VRIES (64) DIED AFTER MURDER

ATTACK]

15 JULI 2021

https://www.parool.nl/amsterdam/misdaadjournalist-peter-r-de-vries-64-overleden-na-aanslag~bb13ed47/

[The rest of the text is in Dutch]

Misdaadjournalist Peter R. de Vries is overleden. Dat heeft zijn familie zojuist bekendgemaakt in een statement.

De 64-jarige misdaadjournalist is donderdagmiddag overleden in het ziekenhuis, omringd door zijn geliefden. ‘We zijn onnoemelijk trots op hem en tegelijkertijd ontroostbaar,’ melden zij in een gezamenlijke verklaring.

‘Peter heeft geknokt tot het einde, maar heeft de strijd niet kunnen winnen. Hij is omringd door de mensen die hem liefhebben, overleden,’ zo begint de verklaring. ‘Peter heeft geleefd naar zijn overtuiging: On bended knee is no way to be free.’

De Vries lag sinds dinsdagavond 6 juli in het ziekenhuis. Daar werd hij naartoe gebracht nadat hij was neergeschoten in de Lange Leidsedwarsstraat. De Vries had toen net de studio van RTL Boulevard verlaten, dat om de hoek wordt opgenomen en waar hij die avond te gast was. Volgens getuigen werd er vier of vijf keer geschoten.

Verdachten

Vrij kort na de moordaanslag zijn twee verdachten opgepakt. Ze werden klemgereden door de politie in een zilverkleurige Renault op de A4 bij Leidschendam. De vermoedelijke schutter is de 21-jarige Delano G. uit Tiel. De Poolse Kamil E. (35) bestuurde de vluchtauto. De twee zitten in beperking en mogen alleen contact hebben met hun advocaten.

G. is een neef van Jaouad W., een jeugdvriend en criminele partner van Ridouan Taghi. Daarmee hangt Taghi’s schaduw over deze aanslag. Het neerschieten van Peter R. de Vries past in het patroon van moorden en aanslagen die door opsporingsdiensten worden toegerekend aan de criminele organisatie van Taghi.

De Vries was vertrouwenspersoon van Nabil B., de kroongetuige in het proces tegen onder anderen Taghi. Volgens de advocaten waarmee de Vries samenwerkte aan de verdediging van B. komt de opdracht voor de liquidatie uit die hoek. “Waarom zegt niemand dat? Een lid van het verdedigingsteam van Nabil B. is weggeschoten en ik heb niemand horen benoemen dat het zo is. Wij zijn gehandicapt, dit is een persoonlijke aanslag. De overheid wil wegblijven van de connectie met Taghi.”

Eerder werden ook B.’s advocaat Derk Wiersum en B.’s broer Reduan doodgeschoten.

Vierduizend witte rozen

De Vries was veel meer dan misdaadverslaggever alleen. Tussen zijn eerste crimereportage voor De Telegraaf en de aanslag in de Lange Leidsdwarsstraat zit veertig jaar waarin hij ontelbare rollen vertolkt heeft. Hij was rechercheur, vertrouwenspersoon, aspirant-politicus, directeur van een advocatenkantoor, voetbalmakelaar, mediafenomeen en adviseur van kroongetuige Nabil B. in het grootste misdaadproces dat Nederland ooit gekend heeft: het Marengoproces.

Na de aanslag werd op verschillende manieren steun aan De Vries betuigd. Op de Dam werden op de vrijdag na de aanslag vierduizend witte rozen voor de misdaadverslaggever neergelegd door een anonieme groep mensen. In de Westerkerk konden mensen stilstaan bij de aanslag op de verslaggever. Er lag een boek waar de bezoekers hun medeleven konden betuigen en in de kerk kon een kaarsje voor De Vries worden gebrand.

In een uitzending van Tijd voor Max spraken de De Vries’ zoon Royce en dochter Kelly hun dank uit voor alle steun in een videoboodschap. “We weten dat hij in ontzettend goede handen is en dat de doktoren en verpleegkundigen fantastisch werk leveren. Ook willen we jullie bedanken, voor de fantastisch lieve woorden, dat doet ons ontzettend goed in deze moeilijke tijd.”

Tanja Groen

In dezelfde uitzending werd geld opgehaald voor de gouden tip in de verdwijningszaak van de 18-jarige Tanja Groen in 1993. Via de site van Stichting De Gouden Tip wordt al een aantal weken geld ingezameld voor de zaak.

Die crowdfunding werd door Peter R. de Vries opgezet, als voorzitter van die stichting. Sinds hij werd neergeschoten was er hernieuwde aandacht voor de zaak en haalde de stichting het streefdoel van 1 miljoen euro aan tipgeld. De Vries had zich vastgebeten in deze zaak en was vastberaden om die op te lossen, zoals hij zich vaker op zogeheten ‘cold cases’ richtte.

END OF THE ARTICLE

[2]CRIME REPORTER PIETER R DE VRIES DIES FROM INJURIES INAMSTERDAM SHOOTING15 JULY 2021
https://nltimes.nl/2021/07/15/crime-reporter-peter-r-de-vries-dies-injuries-amsterdam-shooting

Dutch journalist Peter R. de Vries died on Thursday in a hospital from injuries sustained in an assassination attempt on July 6. The crime reporter was shot on Lange Leidsedwarsstraat in Amsterdam after appearing on RTL Boulevard, which broadcasts from a studio on Leidseplein.

“Peter fought to the end, but was unable to win the battle. He died surrounded by the people who love him,” his family said in a statement released by RTL Nieuws. “Peter has lived by his conviction, ‘On bended knee is no way to be free’. We are immensely proud of him and at the same time inconsolable.”

His funeral and any memorial service were still being arranged. “This is an indescribably great loss,” said RTL Nederland and television producer Fremantle Nederland in a joint statement. “Our thoughts go out first and foremost to Peter’s family, his partner and all of his loved ones. And to all who have been touched by his courage, humanity and determined fight for justice. Peter’s influence remains stronger than any act of hatred.”

De Vries was reportedly shot in the head in broad daylight and at close range. Emergency services personnel quickly converged on the scene, and De Vries was transported in critical condition to an area hospital. His condition was never upgraded, though his friends and family were hopeful and optimistic his situation would improve earlier this week.

Within an hour of the shooting police pulled over a car an hour south of Amsterdam and arrested Delano G., 21, and Kamil Pawel E., 35. Police believe the younger suspect, from Rotterdam with an address in Tiel, is the gunman.

G. allegedly has close ties to the criminal organization allegedly led by Ridouan Taghi, currently on trial in the Marego process, an interconnected series of assassinations and murder-for-hire plots. The prosecution’s lead witness in the case, Nabil B., was being advised by De Vries. B.’s brother was murdered soon after it was announced Nabil B. was a cooperating witness. His previous attorney, Derk Wiersum, was also murdered in Amsterdam in 2019.

G.’s family said they believe he was hired to assassinate De Vries by Taghi’s criminal organization. Sources told the Telegraaf the contract was worth 150 thousand euros.

E., originally from Poland and living in Maurik, is suspected of being the getaway driver. Polish media said E. was a fugitive avoiding a prison sentence there for robbery. He had been arrested one week before the shooting on an accusation of making a threat with a weapon.

END OF THE ARTICLE

WIKIPEDIA

PETER R DE VRIES

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_R._de_Vries

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WIKIPEDIA

LEGENDS OF THE FALL

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legends_of_the_Fall

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”Sick of betrayals the United States government perpetrated on Native Americans, Colonel William Ludlow leaves the Army, moving to a remote part of Montana

WIKIPEDIA

LEGENDS OF THE FALL/PLOT

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legends_of_the_Fall#Plot

ORIGINAL SOURCEWIKIPEDIALEGENDS OF THE FALL
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legends_of_the_Fall

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”lt was a very bad time.

            The Colonel had tried to help the people.

            But it was no use.

            So he decided to go his own way.

            He wanted to lose the madness over the mountains, he said.

            Begin again.

            Lose the madness, he said ..''
LEGENDS OF THE FALL/SCRIPT
http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/l/legends-of-the-fall-script.html
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LEGENDS OF THE FALL/COMPLETE FILM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en7Z6v2PvmU





[6]

LEGENDS OF THE FALL/COMPLETE FILM

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WIKIPEDIACOLD CASE
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_case

[8]

WIKIPEDIA

PETER R DE VRIES

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_R._de_Vries

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‘Peter heeft geleefd naar zijn overtuiging: On bended knee is no way to be free.’

[Dutch translation:

Peter has lived according to his conviction:

On bended knee is no way to be free”]

HET PAROOL

MISDAADJOURNALIST PETER R DE VRIES

OVERLEDEN NA AANSLAG

[English translation:

CRIME REPORTER PETER R DE VRIES (64) DIED AFTER MURDER

ATTACK]

15 JULI 2021

https://www.parool.nl/amsterdam/misdaadjournalist-peter-r-de-vries-64-overleden-na-aanslag~bb13ed47/

[SEE FOR THE WHOLE TEXT, IN DUTCH, NOTE 1]

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WIKIPEDIA

PETER R DE VRIES

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_R._de_Vries

[11]

WIKIPEDIA

PETER R DE VRIES

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_R._de_Vries

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De Vries died on Thursday, nine days after being shot in the head in the center of Amsterdam. A  link was quickly established to murder suspect, Ridouan Taghi. De Vries was a confidant of Nabil B. a key witness in the Marengo trial against Taghi.”

NL TIMES

HEAD PUBLIC PROSECUTOR SAYS MURDER OF DE VRIES 

LIKELY LINKED TO TAGHI CASE

17 JULY 2021

https://nltimes.nl/2021/07/17/head-public-prosecutor-says-murder-de-vries-likely-linked-taghi-case

SEE FOR THE WHOLE TEXT, UNDER NOTE 14

”In 2021, De Vries supported the crown witness in the Marengo process

WIKIPEDIA

PETER R DE VRIES/MARENGO PROCESS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_R._de_Vries#Marengo_process

ORIGINAL SOURCE

WIKIPEDIA

PETER R DE VRIES

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_R._de_Vries

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WIKIPEDIA

MARENGO PROCESS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marengo_process

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”Van der Burg emphasized authorities are also “also investigating other directions.” “We understand very well that the link to Taghi was quickly established. But as likely as it may seem, we want to keep the investigation broad.””

NL TIMES

HEAD PUBLIC PROSECUTOR SAYS MURDER OF DE VRIES 

LIKELY LINKED TO TAGHI CASE

17 JULY 2021

https://nltimes.nl/2021/07/17/head-public-prosecutor-says-murder-de-vries-likely-linked-taghi-case

The head of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Gerrit van der Burg, said during Nieuwsuur on Friday evening it is more likely that crime journalist Peter R. de Vries was murdered due to his involvement in the criminal trial surrounding Ridouan Taghi than his work as a journalist.

De Vries died on Thursday, nine days after being shot in the head in the center of Amsterdam. A  link was quickly established to murder suspect, Ridouan Taghi. De Vries was a confidant of Nabil B. a key witness in the Marengo trial against Taghi.

B.’s defense attorney, Derk Wiersum, and B.’s brother were also assassinated after Public Prosecutors announced a suspect had turned into a key witness in the Marengo process. Taghi has been suspected of ordering multiple murders and assassination attempts.

Van der Burg emphasized authorities are also “also investigating other directions.” “We understand very well that the link to Taghi was quickly established. But as likely as it may seem, we want to keep the investigation broad.

Two suspects, 35-year-old Kamil E. from Maurik and 21-year-old Delano G. from Rotterdam were arrested in connection with the murder. It is believed the younger of the two was the one who pulled the trigger. According to De Telegraaf, G. was linked to a group associated to Taghi. G’.s cousin Jaouad ‘Joey’  W. used to head one of Taghi’s “murder gangs”.

Van der Burg urged for a tougher approach against organized crime in the Netherlands which includes offering adolescents more opportunities so they are not tempted to turn to crime. “Structure in the neighborhoods, education and sufficient job opportunities. You have to take every step to prevent the youth from thinking that they should turn to crime at all”, Van der Burg said. 

END OF THE ARTICLE

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”Other reporters had warned de Vries that he was crossing a line and putting himself in danger with his work for Nabil B. But de Vries brushed aside their concerns. He once even quipped that if you can’t handle death threats, you’re better off working at a women’s magazine.”

SPIEGEL.DE

FEARS MOUNT FOLLOWING ATTACK ON DUTCH

JOURNALIST

https://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/fears-mount-following-attack-on-dutch-journalist-no-story-is-worth-as-much-as-my-life-a-362189b6-03ab-49b7-b9fc-bb28e3e63a93

Did “cocaine baron” Ridouan Taghi commission a hit job on Dutch star reporter Peter R. de Vries? The assassination attempt casts new light on the power of drug gangs in the Netherlands.

Ridouan Taghi had many code words for “murder.” He sometimes spoke of “letting someone sleep” or wanting to “deactivate” someone in the encrypted messages he sent to confidants that were reviewed by investigators. But it appears that they always meant the same thing: Taghi wanted to kill someone for getting in the way of his drug business.

Investigators believe the Dutchman with Moroccan roots was involved in the cocaine trade, and that he rose to become one of the country’s biggest smugglers. Taghi has been in prison since December 2019, and for years, he has been considered “public enemy No. 1” in the Netherlands. Prosecutors accuse him of having run his criminal organization “like a well-oiled machine.”

But the killings believed to be linked to Taghi didn’t stop with his arrest.

On Tuesday evening, Peter R. de Vries, the country’s most famous journalist, left a television studio in downtown Amsterdam, where he had appeared at 6:30 p.m. on a show called “RTL Boulevard.” De Vries walked down Lange Leidsedwarstraat toward the public parking lot where he had left his car. Then shots rang out. According to media reports, five bullets were fired at de Vries, with one hitting him in the head. He collapsed and lay motionless on the ground. De Vries is still fighting for his life in the hospital.

The attack on the reporter shocked the Netherlands. The Dutch see their country as open and liberal – and not as the kind of place where journalists must fear for their lives. Politicians and reporters in the country view the attack on de Vries as one against the rule of law. And many suspect that “cocaine baron” Ridouan Taghi, a man who has long made a mockery of that rule of law, is behind the attack.

Opponents in a Drugs Trial

He and de Vries and Taghi are opponents in the Netherlands’ most high-profile drug trial. In addition to being an experienced crime journalist, de Vries also works as a TV host and a media consultant. At the time of his shooting, he had been working with a man named Nabil B., a former accomplice of Taghi’s. In the past, B. had organized getaway cars for the drug lord – but when an attempted murder went wrong, B., fearing for his life, turned himself in to the police. Now, he wants to testify against Taghi in court.

The attack on the reporter could be a message from the underworld, an attempt to intimidate Nabil B., the key witness.

Many people in the Netherlands were deeply shaken the day after the attack, but also angry that an act like this was even possible. Many are now calling for tougher measures in the fight against the drug mafia. And more security for the journalists covering their crimes.

Amsterdam residents have laid down a sea of flowers at the narrow street where the crime happened, along with a jersey from Ajax Amsterdam, de Vries’ favorite football club, and one of his books, with a strip of masking tape on its cover scrawled with the word “Hero!”

Mothers pass by with their daughters. An Uber Eats courier pauses reverently at the site. People quietly step up to a barrier, someone can be heard sobbing.

“I heard the bang and immediately turned around,” says Bas Jansen, describing the moment of the attack. Jansen operates one of the many restaurants on the street. The restaurateur asked that his real name not be printed out of fear that the killer or his accomplices might go after possible witnesses.

“I saw a man fall over in the distance,” Jansen says. It was only when he got closer that he realized it was de Vries, who had often passed his business. “His face was covered in blood,” the restaurateur says. “De Vries was lying completely lifeless on the ground.”

Milan, a young man with skinny jeans and an undercut, has come to lay a bouquet of flowers with a friend. He wants to send a message. “Everyone in the Netherlands knew de Vries,” he says. “It was a shock.”

De Vries became famous by working on cold cases that remained unsolved by police. When investigators gave up, de Vries would step in and start researching. He solved several. Among other achievements, he helped convict the killer of Nicky Verstappen, a boy who had been sexually abused and murdered.

His work on those cases made de Vries famous in the Netherlands, where he could be seen on TV almost every week. Over the years, he increasingly began switching roles, and began working as an adviser to athletes and as a confidant to witnesses wanting to testify against gangster bosses. People like Nabil B., who stood up to “cocaine baron” Taghi.

The day after the crime, Taghi’s lawyer denied that her client had had anything to do with the attack on de Vries. The accusations against him lacked any “factual basis,” her law firm wrote in a statement.

So far, there has indeed been no evidence that Taghi ordered de Vries’ murder. The reporter has made many enemies over the course of his career. Little is known about the two suspects arrested by Dutch police after the attack – nor is there a clear link to Taghi. But other evidence points in the drug lord’s direction.

Since the news emerged that Nabil B. intends to testify as the key witness against Taghi, several people in his circle have been murdered. B.’s brother was shot to death in spring 2018 and his lawyer was killed in September 2019. Media outlets that have reported extensively on Taghi’s drug career have also been threatened. And in 2016, Martin Kok, a former criminal and blogger who wrote about organized crime, was killed. “That dog has to sleep,” Taghi reportedly typed in an encrypted message before the murder. In June 2019, someone rammed a van into the front of the offices of the De Telegraaf newspaper. The daily had reported on Taghi’s alleged drug dealings, among other things.

But the attempted murder of a nationally known reporter like de Vries goes beyond the pale. Even fellow journalists who knew about Taghi’s brutality are appalled by the escalation of the violence. Few wanted to talk openly the day after the attack. And those who are willing to do so talk about their worries: about their profession, but also about possible personal harm to them.

“I’m happy I’m not a crime reporter anymore,” says Bert Huisjes, the editor in chief and director of WNL, a public broadcaster. “Everyone is afraid.” With each new attack, the fear that other reporters will be targeted is growing. “The windows of my house are bulletproof glass,” Huisjes says. “My newspaper paid for it at the time. But few media outlets can afford that.”

One journalist who wished to remain anonymous explains how he now carefully weighs how much he writes about Taghi. He says one detail too many could cost you your life. Taghi is vindictive and hates it when people speak ill of him, he says. A few crime reporters now have 24-hour bodyguard protection, but de Vries had always refused such security.

Yelle Tieleman is one of the reporters Huisjes wouldn’t want to trade places with. Tieleman, a tall, brawny 32-year-old with a broad grin, works for Algemeen Dagblad, one of the country’s major daily newspapers. He has spent years reporting on Taghi and his cocaine business, unwittingly at first. It only later emerged that Taghi had apparently commissioned the murders that Teileman had been writing about since 2015.

Tieleman says he just fell into it. He, too, has since taken precautions. Very few people, for instance, are allowed to know where he lives. “The attack on de Vries is a new low, and we’ve had a few,” Tieleman says. He says the shooting was a message to all journalists that the gangs are also willing to resort to extreme measures. “I had no idea it was going get this dangerous,” he says. “I didn’t choose this.” Nevertheless, Tieleman says he doesn’t want to give up his job as a crime reporter. “But no story is worth as much as my life.”

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an organization that advocates for press freedom around the world, has called on Dutch authorities to investigate the attack on de Vries “swiftly and thoroughly” and ensure that the people behind the attack are brought to justice. “Journalists in the EU must be able to investigate crime and corruption without fearing for their safety,” CPJ said in a statement this week.

But it is getting increasingly difficult to do that in the Netherlands – in part because of the growing power of the drug gangs. The ports of Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Antwerp in Belgium have become huge transshipment points for narcotics. From there, they are distributed across Europe.

A report commissioned by city officials in Amsterdam concluded that drug-related crime has an impact on the entire city. It states that money is laundered in restaurants and shops and that the proceeds are then funneled into real estate. “We now have the characteristics of a narco-state,” says Jan Struijs of the Dutch police union. “Our economy is increasingly dependent on money from the bad boys.” That is undermining rule of law and, through local corruption, Dutch democracy.

Although outgoing Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus declared war on the gangsters years ago, he hasn’t succeeded in curbing crime. “Is Minister Grapperhaus losing his war on the drugs?” the respected daily NRC Handelsblad recently asked in a headline. Right-wing populist Geert Wilders attacked the current government on Twitter the day after the assassination attempt. Wilders jeeringly asked what the justice minister has actually been doing since the attack on Nabil B.’s lawyer. The minister, he argued, obviously hasn’t given the police any more money.

“The problem of drug-related crime just didn’t seem urgent enough,” explains Marieke Liem, who conducts research on such murders at Leiden University. On average, she says, 20 people are killed each year in the Netherlands in connection with drug-trafficking. “But we usually don’t see or hear much about these deaths. It’s different with de Vries. Perhaps politicians will now realize that they need to do more.”

The victims are usually couriers or the drug bosses’ henchmen. De Vries wasn’t any of those things. But he sought proximity to the underworld. “He talks to everyone, including criminals,” says Huisjes, his colleague.

Other reporters had warned de Vries that he was crossing a line and putting himself in danger with his work for Nabil B. But de Vries brushed aside their concerns. He once even quipped that if you can’t handle death threats, you’re better off working at a women’s magazine.

END OF THE ARTICLE

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”The families of the murder victims De Vries supported over the years also responded with sadness. They described him as “a great man”, a “friend for life”, and “as tenacious as a terrier”, NOS reports.”

NL TIMES

ENTIRE NETHERLANDS ”DEEPLY AFFECTED” BY

DE VRIES” DEATH, PM RUTTE SAYS

16 JULY 2021

https://nltimes.nl/2021/07/16/entire-netherlands-deeply-affected-de-vries-death-pm-rutte-says

Politicians in The Hague responded with sadness to the news that crime writer Peter R. de Vries succumbed to injuries he sustained in a shooting in Amsterdam last week. His death “deeply, very deeply” affected Prime Minister Mark Rutte. “The whole of the Netherlands is deeply affected,” Rutte said to NOS.

The caretaker Prime Minster called De Vries “committed, tenacious, afraid of nothing and no one. Always in search of the truth and in the breach for justice. And therefore all the more dramatic that he himself has now become a victim of great injustice.” Rutte said that “this cowardly act” must not go unpunished. “We will do everything we can to fight crime by all possible means.”

Justice Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus expressed a similar sentiment. “The approach will really take a few more years, because it is a many headed monster that also fights back. But we have to tackle these criminal bastards.” He called De Vries a brave man. “He can be described n four words: uncompromising, fearless, tenacious and compassionate.”

PvdA leader Lilianne Ploumen referred to De Vries’ motto – “I’d rather die standing than live on my knees”. She called De Vries a special person and a pillar of support to many. “The Netherlands will miss him.”

D66 leader Sigrid Kaag tweeted that De Vries’ fight for justice “is a task for all of us”. “To do good regardless of opposition. That law and justice may prevail.”

“What terribly sad news,” PVV leader Geert Wilders responded. “Lots of strength and condolences to all family members, friends and colleagues.”

CDA leader Wopke Hoekstra said that De Vries’ fight against injustice must continue. He called him a “great champion of free journalism and our rule of law. An exceptionally brave man, who never gave up.”

The families of the murder victims De Vries supported over the years also responded with sadness. They described him as “a great man”, a “friend for life”, and “as tenacious as a terrier”, NOS reports.

“He was a fighter for everyone,” Bauke Vaatstra, father of Marianne Vaatstra who was murdered in 1999, said to NOS. “He guided us well all those years. The Public Prosecution Service was cold He was a man who actually brought a bit of love to the people. A bit of softness.”

“He fought all these years for everyone who asked for his help, said Berthie Verstappen, mother of Nicky Verstappen who was killed in 1998. “Such a wonderful man. Dear father, dear grandfather, dear friend. It should not be like this.”

Peter Wiegmink, brother of Alex Wiegmink who was murdered in 2003, was shocked by the attack on De Vries. “This is the last thing you’d expect,” he said to NOS. “If you came to him and got the opportunity to tell your story, that’s the last straw. If he couldn’t solve it, then it’s a lost cause.” 

END OF THE ARTICLE

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PROTOTYPICAL FASCISM IN CONTEMPORARY DUTCH POLITICSTHESIS

HENK BOVEKERK 


Prototypical Fascism in Contemporary Dutch Politics 

Henk Bovekerk (s475630) 

Tilburg University the Netherlands 

BA Liberal Arts & Sciences (Humanities major) Under the supervision of dr. A.C.J. de Ruiter Read by prof. dr. J.M.E. Blommaert Fall Semester 2011   

http://www.henkbovekerk.nl/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/BA-Thesis-Henk-Bovekerk.pdf

RACISM IN THE NETHERLANDS/PARTY FOR FREEDOM/PVV,

WILDERS AND THE POISON OF RACISM

ASTRID ESSED

1 MARCH 2014

DUTCH ELECTION 2017/PVV IN POWER OR NOT/TERROR

REIGN OR FREEDOM

ASTRID ESSED

14 MARCH 2017

https://www.astridessed.nl/dutch-elections-2017pvv-in-power-or-notterror-reign-or-freedom/
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DEMAGOOG EN VOLKSMENNER

Ik vind Geert W. zelf een gevaarlijk man, een demagoog met de potentie
van een volksmenner.

[English translation]

‘[Translation]

DEMAGOGUE AND PEOPLE’S AGITATOR

”I think Geert W is a dangerous man, a demagogue with the potention of a people’s agitator”

BIJ POLITICUS GEERT W. KUN JE NIET ONDERDUIKEN….VOOR HEM MOET JE ONDERDUIKEN

PETER R. DE VRIES

[English Translation

YOU CAN’T HIDE AWAY FOR POLITICIAN GEERT W, YOU MUST HIDE AWAY FOR HIM

[Hiding away Peter R de Vries menas in the sense of hide away, like Anne Frank and her family had to do in WO II

SEE ALSO

WIKIPEDIA

ANNE FRANK

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Frank]

LINK TO THE ARTICLE OF PETER R DE VRIES

https://nl.politiek.narkive.com/rp4r4QsV/bij-politicus-geert-w-kun-je-niet-onderduiken-voor-hem-moet-je-onderduiken

TEXT 

[IN DUTCH]

Bij politicus Geert W. kun je niet onderduiken… voor hem moet je
onderduiken!
Als er één principe is wat ik als misdaadverslaggever onderschrijf, is
het wel dat ook de grootste schurk, de meest gewetenloze crimineel,
recht heeft op een goede verdediging, zo niet de beste. Dat is iets
wat de strafrechtspleging en de waarheidsvinding alleen maar ten goede
komt. En als zo’n boef, ondanks zijn topadvocaat, toch veroordeeld
wordt, kun je over het algemeen veilig aannemen dat hij ook werkelijk
schuldig is.

Uitgerekend Abraham Moszkowicz

Dit uitgangspunt geldt dus ook voor Geert W., de politicus die vandaag
in Amsterdam terecht staat. De man heeft recht op een uitstekende
advocaat, die het de officier van justitie en de rechtbank
buitengewoon moeilijk maakt. Maar dat gezegd hebbende voeg ik er
direct aan toe dat het mij zeer bevreemdt dat de PVV-er wordt
verdedigd door mr. Bram Moszkowicz. Uitgerekend Abraham Moszkowicz,
zeg ik dan. Dat Geert W. zijn toevlucht heeft genomen tot Moszkowicz
snap ik wel, maar dat Moszkowicz hem als cliënt heeft aangenomen vind
ik eerlijk gezegd onbegrijpelijk. Iedere andere topadvocaat had hem
van mij mogen verdedigen, desnoods drie tegelijk, maar dat Moszkowicz
de uitvinder van de ‘kopvodden-tax’ bijstaat, is vloeken in de kerk.

De motivatie van Moszkowicz
Abraham Moszkowicz zal ongetwijfeld een heel legitiem verhaal hebben
waarom hij dit doet. In diverse kranten heb ik interviews met hem
gelezen, maar in geen van die verhalen kan hij mij overigens
overtuigen waarom uitgerekend hij dit doet.

Demagoog en volksmenner

Ik vind Geert W. zelf een gevaarlijk man, een demagoog met de potentie
van een volksmenner. W. is ronduit kwaadaardig. Iemand die een begrip
als de ‘kopvodden-tax’ lanceert, deugt niet. Ik probeer me wel eens
voor te stellen hoe zoiets gaat. Eerst bedenkt hij de term
‘Hoofddoeken-belasting’, wat op zich al verwerpelijk is en een normaal
mens het schaamrood op de kaken bezorgt, maar dat was W. niet
boosaardig genoeg.

En dus piekerde hij over een meer grievende, meer beledigende
aanduiding: Mmm… als ik nou van het woord hoofd nu eens kop maak…
alsof het om dieren gaat… kop-doekjes-belasting…ja, dat klinkt al
beter… Maar doekjes klinkt nog te deugdelijk… wat kan ik daar van
maken? O, wacht, als ik van doekjes nou eens vodden maak, want dat
zijn het natuurlijk… aha, ja,eureka! Dat is het: kopvodden-belasting,
geweldig!

Abject en infaam

Zo moet dat ongeveer zijn gegaan. En dat is abject en infaam, om die
woorden ook maar eens te gebruiken. Afschuwelijk, dat we zulke mensen
in ons parlement hebben.

Aanvankelijk kon ik dan ook niet geloven dat uitgerekend Abraham
Moszkowicz deze man, met deze denkbeelden, wilde verdedigen. Ik heb
Bram hierover een aantal weken geleden een sms’je gestuurd, maar hij
heeft daar nooit op gereageerd.

Goed en fout

Het verbaast mij temeer omdat ik Bram Moszkowicz goed ken. Zijn vader
Max, de eminente peetvader van de strafpleiterij in Nederland,
beschouw ik zelfs als de belangrijkste leermeester van mijn juridisch
gedachtegoed, in die zin heb ik iets belangrijks gemeen met Bram. Toen
ik als jong journalist bij de Telegraaf werkte, zag mr. Max wel wat in
mij en jarenlang hebben we zeker één keer in de week geluncht of
gedineerd samen. Ik bewaar daar dierbare herinneringen aan. Het waren
bijeenkomsten waarin mr. Max mij op bijzondere wijze de nuance tussen
goed en fout bijbracht en mij spelenderwijs voorzag van vele
levenslessen waar ik ook nu nog vaak gebruik van maak.

Onderduiken?
Later kwam de toen nog rechten studerende Bram ook vaak mee met deze
college-lunches. We voerden boeiende gesprekken met elkaar en ik kan
me nog goed herinneren dat we bij de beoordeling van personen ons vaak
afvroegen of je bij hem of haar ‘zou kunnen onderduiken’, als dat
nodig was. Want dat zei eigenlijk alles over iemand.

En juist als ik aan die tijd, die gesprekken en die opvattingen
terugdenk verbaast het mij dat uitgerekend Abraham Moszkowicz deze
Geert W. verdedigt. Want Geert W. is fout. Goed fout. En bij Geert W.
kun je niet onderduiken. Nee, het is veel erger, nog even en voor
Geert W. moet je onderduiken…

Peter R. de Vries

ORIGINAL SOURCE

http://www.peterrdevries.nl/cover/bij-politicus-geert-w.-kun-je-niet-onderduiken…-voor-hem-moet-je-onderduiken/

”Het is opvallend dat De Vries hulp aangeboden krijgt van Wilders. De Vries staat bekend als een van de grootste criticasters van de PVV. Hij heeft zich veelvuldig uitgesproken tegen het gedachtegoed van Wilders”

[English translation:

”It is remarkable that De Vries has been offered help from Wilders. De Vries is known for one

of the greatest critics of the PVV [Party for Freedom] and has spoken out against regularly

against the views of Wilders.”

MEDIACOURANT

GEERT WILDERS BIEDT PETER R DE VRIES

ZIJN HULP AAN

[English translation:

GEERT WILDERS OFFERS HIS HELP TO PETER R DE VRIES

ADDITION ASRID ESSED

Direct cause was the socalled death list of criminal Redouan T on which 

Peter R de Vries appeared/see below the article]

Peter R. de Vries krijgt hulp aangeboden uit onverwachte hoek. De misdaadjournalist mag een beroep doen op Geert Wilders als hij hem nodig heeft. Dat laat de PVV-voorman weten op Twitter. De Vries heeft vandaag bekendgemaakt dat hij op de dodenlijst van de zware crimineel Ridouan T. staat, waarschijnlijk vanwege uitspraken in RTL Boulevard. Wilders, die al jaren vanwege zware bedreigingen beveiligd wordt, kan zich goed inleven in de situatie van de tv-journalist.

Wilders biedt De Vries zijn hulp aan. “Heel veel sterkte Peter R. de Vries, dit is echt verschrikkelijk. Stay safe en als ik wat voor je kan doen laat het me weten.

Waarom wil Ridouan T. De Vries dood hebben? De misdaadjournalist op NPO Radio 1: “In RTL Boulevard heb ik het gehad over John van den Heuvel die ook bedreigd wordt door gangsters. Ik heb gezegd dat huurmoordenaars levenslang verdienen. Dat was denk ik tegen het zere been.

De Vries kreeg van het OM niet te horen hoe justitie weet dat hij op T.’s dodenlijst staat. Hij vindt dat het OM hem niet goed genoeg op de hoogte houdt van ‘wat er precies speelt’, terwijl hij daar als beoogd slachtoffer wel recht op meent te hebben.

Waarom brengt De Vries dit in de publiciteit? Bij NU.nl: “Ik kan nu niet anders dan dit in de publiciteit brengen. Ik waarschuw nu dat ik ervan weet. Als jij van plan bent een bank te beroven en je hoort op de radio dat de bank van het plan weet, zul je je ook bedenken.

Het is opvallend dat De Vries hulp aangeboden krijgt van Wilders. De Vries staat bekend als een van de grootste criticasters van de PVV. Hij heeft zich veelvuldig uitgesproken tegen het gedachtegoed van Wilders.

END OF THE ARTICLE

TELLERREPORT.COM 

PETER R DE VRIES IS ON THE DEATH LIST

OF TOP CRIMINAL REDOUAN TAGHI

14 MAY 2019

https://www.tellerreport.com/news/2019-05-14—peter-r–de-vries-is-on-the-death-list-of-top-criminal-ridouan-taghi-.SJ5HSfO3V.html

Peter R. de Vries says on Tuesday that he is on the death list of top criminal Ridouan Taghi. That would be a consequence of statements he made about the still fugitive man. According to the crime reporter, Taghi has ordered him to liquidate.

Peter R. de Vries says on Tuesday that he is on the death list of top criminal Ridouan Taghi. That would be a consequence of statements he made about the still fugitive man. According to the crime reporter, Taghi has ordered him to liquidate.

De Vries reports to De Telegraaf that he was told by the Public Prosecution Service that Taghi has paid a hired assassin to kill him.

“I can only advertise this now,” De Vries tells the newspaper.

De Vries is not the first journalist to be threatened by Taghi. Crime reporter John van den Heuvel would also be threatened by the criminal. Because of this, he was unable to come to the RTL Boulevard studio for some time.

OM: Fugitive criminal responsible for multiple liquidations

Taghi is held responsible by the judiciary for having multiple liquidations carried out. This includes the murders of Samir Erraghib (2016) and Hakim Changachi (2017). The group around Taghi would also be responsible for the shooting of crime reporter Martin Kok in 2016.

In addition, the fugitive criminal would have had the attack on De Telegraaf carried out. A man drove a car into the editorial office last year and then set the vehicle on fire.

END OF THE ARTICLE

WIKIPEDIA

REDOUAN TAGHI

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridouan_Taghi

WIKIPEDIA

MARENGO PROCESS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marengo_process

[19]

UIT 2010!/ADHESIEBETUIGING ASTRID ESSED AAN PETER R DE VRIES OM ZIJN TERECHTE AANVAL OP PVV LEIDER WILDERS

ASTRID ESSED

[English translation

FROM 2010!/WORDS OF APPRECIATION FROM ASTRID ESSED

TO PETER R DE VRIES FOR HIS JUST ATTACK ON PARTY FOR FREEDOM LEADER

WILDERS]

OR

https://www.dewereldmorgen.be/community/uit-2010-adhesiebetuiging-astrid-essed-aan-peter-r-de-vries-om-zijn-felle-kritiek-op-pvv-leider-wilders-hulde/

[20]

JOOP.NL

HATEMAILS VOOR PETER R. DE VRIES NA KRITIEK OP”VOLKSMENNER” WILDERS

21 JANUARI 2010

[English translation:

HATEMAILS FOR PETER R DE VRIES AFTER CRITIC

ON ”PEOPLE”S AGITATOR” WILDERS]

Misdaadverslaggever Peter R. de Vries heeft honderden hatemails ontvangen van scheldende PVV-aanhangers nadat hij hun idool Geert Wilders had uitgemaakt voor een ‘boosaardige, gevaarlijke volksmenner’. De Vries deed zijn uitspraken op zijn weblog en in tv-programma Pauw & Witteman.

De Vries schrijft vandaag op zijn weblog:

“Nou, mijn dagboek van gisteren over politicus Geert W., waarin ik zeg dat hij een boosaardige, gevaarlijke volksmenner in de dop is, heeft wel wat teweeg gebracht. Gisteravond zat ik zelf bij Pauw & Witteman, advocaat Bram Moszkowicz spuugde zijn gal bij Boulevard en vanmorgen zaten er enkele honderden reacties in de mailbox van PVV-aanhangers die op de bres staan voor de vrijheid van meningsuiting van Geert W., maar vinden dat ik mijn mond (lees: bek) moet houden. Dat geeft precies mijn bezwaar tegen deze partij aan.

Vervolgens citeert hij enkele mails, inclusief de mailadressen van de ‘anonieme lafbekjes’. Zo schrijft ene Theo Heese: “Val dood, mafkees!” Of wat te denken van deze weldenkende reactie van Rob Vrolijk: “Vieze landverrader, nooit aan onze Geert komen. Islamhond.” Andere schelders noemen het jood, dhimmi of wensen hem kanker toe. Ook dat is blijkbaar achterban van de PVV.  

De Vries sluit af met waar het vandaag werkelijk om zou moeten draaien:

“Goed, nu weer over naar de orde van de dag. De inzamelingsactie voor Haïti is iets waar het vandaag werkelijk om gaat in deze wereld. Doe mee, help mee! U heeft nooit een alibi om de andere kant op te kijken als mensen zo in nood zitten!

END OF THE ARTICLE

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