Over a fifth of Dutch women are victims of sexual violence: report

Over a fifth of Dutch women are victims of sexual violence: report:

A massive 22 percent of women in the Netherlands dealt with sexual violence at least once in their lives, according to a study by Rutgers. 11 percent of them were raped. Among men 6 percent fell victim to sexual violence, including 1 percent who were raped, NU.nl reports.

If unwanted kisses and touches are included under the term sexual violence, 53 percent of women and 19 percent of men fell victim to this. 5 percent of women and 2 percent of men experienced sexual violence before they turned 12 years old. Many victims still struggle with psychological problems as a result of sexual violence. Some also faced sexual- and relationship problems.

Rutgers interviewed 17 thousand Dutch people between the ages of 18 and 80 years for this study, called Sexual health in the Netherlands 2017. The researchers did not only look at sexual violence, but also at how people in the Netherlands experience sex, how often they do it, and whether they use contraception.

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Netherlands: Refugee rapes Dutch teen girl in Nijmegen

A refugee has raped a 15-year-old Dutch girl, after she left a train with him at Nijmegen-Lent station.

According to Dutch media, they smoked some pot in June this year and then went to the house of a friend of the man. After the friend left the house, the 20-year-old refugee started to harass the girl on a bed, even though she clearly said she didn’t want to be touched.

Although the girl resisted heavily and elbowed him, he continued sexually assaulting her. After a while, he raped the young girl. A housemate told the police he clearly heard the girl saying: “Don’t do it, it hurts!”

The refugee was sentenced to 20 months in prison eleven days ago. The prosecutor blamed the man for abusing a young and vulnerable girl who didn’t have any prior sexual experience.

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US Ambassador Calls Own 2015 Statement “Fake News”; Things Then Rapidly Go South (Video)

US Ambassador Calls Own 2015 Statement “Fake News”; Things Then Rapidly Go South:

The new US ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra, is not off to a good start following an international embarrassment on Dutch TV in which he smugly denied every saying there are no-go zones in the Netherlands – calling the suggestion “fake news.”

Hoekstra – former congressman (R-MI) and chair of the House Intelligence Committee for two years, was asked by Dutch journalist Wouter Zwart of news program Nieuwsuur about comments he made in 2015:

Zwart: “You mentioned in a debate that there are no-go zones in the Netherlands, and that cars and politicians are being set on fire in the Netherlands.”

Hoekstra: “I didn’t say that. This is actually an incorrect statement. We would call it fake news.

Zwart then shows Hoekstra a clip of him saying exactly that:

“The Islamic movement has now gotten to a point where they have put Europe into chaos. Chaos in the Netherlands, there are cars being burnt, there are politicians that are being burnt … and yes there are no-go zones in the Netherlands” –Pete Hoekstra, 2015

A still-smug Hoekstra deadpans to Zwart, denying that he used the phrase fake news. “I didn’t call that fake news. I didn’t use the words today. I don’t think I did.”

Hoekstra – born in Groningen, Netherlands, was sworn in on December 11th by Mike Pence. In response, he said that he “made certain remarks in 2015 and regret the exchange during the Nieuwsuur interview. Please accept my apology.” 

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Credit Suisse Offices Raided In Multiple Tax Probes: Gold Bars, Paintings, Jewelry Seized

Credit Suisse Offices Raided In Multiple Tax Probes: Gold Bars, Paintings, Jewelry Seized:

Credit Suisse has confirmed that the Swiss bank, some of its employees and hundreds of account holders are the subjects of a major tax evasion probe launched in UK, France, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands, setting back Swiss attempts to clean up its image as a haven for tax evaders.

According to Bloomberg, Dutch investigators seized jewellery, paintings and even gold bars as part of a sweeping investigation into tax evasion and money laundering in the Netherlands. They added that the sums involved amounted to “many millions” of lost tax revenue.

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