Dutch politician arrested on suspicion of plotting to murder Mark Rutte


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Controversial Dutch politician Arnoud van Doorn — who give up Geert Wilders’ far-right social gathering and transformed to Islam —& was arrested at the weekend for “plotting” to kill the prime minister, based on his lawyer.

Police arrested van Doorn for appearing “suspiciously” whereas in the identical neighborhood as Mark Rutte in The Hague. He was released from custody without cost on Monday.

Van Doorn advised native media he was within the space to provide medicine to his mom’s cat and stopped for a espresso at a café that simply occurred to be reverse the health club the place Rutte was understanding.

Rutte was this week reportedly given additional security in response to fears of a kidnapping or an assault by an organized crime gang. In accordance with& De Telegraaf, officers from the Royal and Diplomatic Safety Service (DKDB) have been deployed to shadow Rutte, who repeatedly cycles to work.

In 2012, van Doorn transformed to Islam shortly after leaving Wilders’ Freedom Celebration, later founding his own Social gathering for Unity, which did not win a seat in this yr’s parliamentary election.

He has been convicted for sending anti-Semitic tweets, leaking council paperwork to the press, possessing an unlawful firearm and selling medicine to minors.& Ahead of this yr’s election, van Doorn kicked one of many get together’s candidates off the listing because she refused to stop selling muffins within the shape of penises.