Sunday, September 10, 2006

Justice Minister refuses to investigate the sordid past of Fortuyn's assassin

Thursday 7 September Dutch Justice minister Piet Hein Donner announced that there will be no investigation into the possibility of Volkert van der Graaf having murdered civil servant Chris van der Werken.

Volkert van der Graaf murdered anti-multiculturalist Pim Fortuyn in 2002. It was recently alleged that he had killed before. The case concerns the unsolved murder of civil servant Chris van der Werken in 1996.

Amongst the new facts are:

1. a "Farmer B." who told police that Chris van der Werken had come to his farm in a state of shock because Volkert had threatened to kill him. This was a few weeks before he was killed.

2. The landlord of Volkert of the house where Volkert was living at the time of the murder of the civil servant has declared that he entered the house unannounced during the tenancy of Volkert van der Graaf and found a pistol on the attic were Volkert slept. He identified the pistol as a Walter PPK.

According to the Minister however, there are no new facts that justify opening a new investigation.

And that must be true. Because Minister Piet Hein Donner says so.

1 comment:

expat said...

The guy does have that Waffen-SS poster boy look.