“Despite requests from the Administrative Jurisprudence Division for clarification, the minister [Interior Minister Kajsa Ollongren] has simply provided a general explanation as to why national security is endangered if these documents are made public. Such a general and unclear explanation is not sufficient.”
Dutch Council of State (August 2019)
September 3 2019 — On November 2 2004, Dutch film director Theo van Gogh was assassinated by a Dutch-Moroccan Muslim. The Dutch Council of State has ordered Interior Minister Kajsa Ollongren to reconsider releasing AIVD Wiretap Transcripts. These documents could reveal some disturbing truth about this case. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
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Theo van Gogh was born on July 23 1957 in The Hague, Netherlands, to Anneke and Johan van Gogh. His father served in the Dutch secret service (‘AIVD’, then called ‘BVD’).
He was named after his paternal uncle Theo, who was captured and executed while working as a resistance fighter during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during World War II.
Theo van Gogh was a great-grandson of Theo van Gogh, art dealer and brother of painter Vincent van Gogh.
Murder — Van Gogh was shot and stabbed by Mohammed Bouyeri while cycling to work on November 2 2004 at about 9 o’clock in the morning.
The murder sparked outrage and grief throughout the Netherlands.
Bouyeri also injured some bystanders and left on the scene a note containing death threats to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who went into hiding. The note also threatened Western countries and Jews, and referred to ideologies of the Egyptian organization Takfir wal-Hijra.
Bouyeri, a 26-year-old Dutch-Moroccan citizen, was apprehended by police after a chase.
Authorities alleged that he had terrorist ties with the Dutch Islamist Hofstad Network.
He was convicted on July 26 2005 and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.
Dutch journalist Peter Wierenga is still investigating the murder of Van Gogh.
Specifically, Wierenga wants to know whether there were any signs at the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) that the murder was imminent.
However, his request to access AIVD archives was denied by Interior Minister Kajsa Ollongren… on the ground of National Security.
The Council of State was allowed to inspect the AIVD documents related to the case as the agency was monitoring the Hofstad group.
The administrative court concluded that National Security could indeed be damaged if some of these secret documents were made public.
However, the Council of State also stated that it has doubts whether all tap reports have been submitted, even though the minister claims that everything from the AIVD archive has been submitted.
The Council of State ordered Minister Ollongren to reconsider releasing the documents to the journalist.
The court instructed Minister Ollongren to investigate whether there are any more reports on tapped conversations related the Van Gogh case.
“If the reports existed but are no longer do, the Minister must make clear why the reports are no longer there.”
To be continued…
A quick note for Paintings Lovers — Ferdinand de Braekeleer (Antwerp, 12 February 1792 – Antwerp, 16 May 1883) [also sometimes spelled as Ferdinand de Braeckeleer] was an influential Flemish painter.
His two sons — Ferdinand the Younger (1828 – 1857) and Henri de Braekeleer (1840 – 1888) — followed in their father’s footsteps and also became painters.
Vincent van Gogh mentioned Henri de Braekeleer in letters to his brother Theo several times, referring to him as an artist he liked as well as one, who like himself, was afflicted by mental illness.
The Death of Theo van Gogh by Graham Phillips
Theo van Gogh murder: Censored wiretap transcripts could be released in national security case — NL Times (August 28 2019)
Theo van Gogh (film director) — Wikipedia
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