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Thousands pay last respects to slain Dutch reporter – Times of India


AMSTERDAM: Thousands of individuals lined up Wednesday to pay their last respects to slain crime reporter Peter R. de Vries at a theater on the banks of the Amstel River within the Dutch capital.
De Vries died last Thursday at age 64 after being shot on an Amsterdam road on July 6 following one of his common appearances on a Dutch tv present, an assault that despatched shockwaves by the Netherlands.
De Vries’ coffin might be considered all day on the Royal Carre Theater.
An enormous photograph of De Vries held on the constructing’s facade alongside the textual content “On bended knee is no way to be free.”
De Vries was the Netherlands’ most well-known crime journalist, reporting on and writing a bestselling guide concerning the 1983 kidnapping of beer magnate Freddy Heineken and campaigning tirelessly to resolve chilly circumstances and clear the names of wrongfully convicted individuals.
Two suspects had been arrested shortly after his taking pictures and stay in custody. Dutch police mentioned the suspected gunman is a 21-12 months-outdated Dutchman, and a 35-12 months-outdated Polish man residing within the Netherlands is accused of driving the getaway automobile.
De Vries not too long ago had been an adviser and confidant for a witness within the trial of the alleged chief and different members of against the law gang that police described as an “oiled killing machine.”
The suspected gangland chief, Ridouan Taghi, was extradited to the Netherlands from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2019. He stays jailed whereas standing trial together with 16 different suspects.
A non-public funeral was deliberate Thursday for household and associates.



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