On 1st May 1999, a 16-year-old girl from the Netherlands called Marianne Vaatstra had been raped and murdered. Her throat had been cut.
Dutch mainstream newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reports that she may have been killed by two Iraqi asylum seekers who were deported by the Dutch government, soon after the killing. The Dutch government has never disclosed this information. On the contrary, prosecution authorities have – very recently – started a massive forensic investigation in the area where the girl was murdered, asking local men and their relatives to provide the authorities with their DNA material.
A futile effort according to investigator Wim Dankbaar who has now gone and disclosed new evidence: a recording of a lengthy, detailed and intriguing phone conversation with a woman who was a guard at a detention center, where one of the suspects had been transferred to shortly after the murder and one day before authorities had him leave the country. The conversation also exposes a lot about the Dutch procedures, treatment and incidents involving asylum seekers.
The woman – unaware that the phone conversation is being recorded – discloses that the individual was brought in under very peculiar circumstances: late at night (after hours) and without proper intake procedures being put in place. She and her colleagues were able to draw conclusions themselves as to the reasons for the stealth operation, as the murder of Marianne Vaatstra hit the news big time during those days.
Dutch prosecution authorities – as always, without any investigation of the claims of Dankbaar or the woman heard on the tape – immediately conclude that these claims are complete and utter nonsense. A fascinating response when realizing that Dankbaar has provided the same prosecution authorities with this evidence 6 months ago. All this time, they haven’t indicated that the evidence would be flawed or otherwise irrelevant.
Earlier this year, Dutch authorities suddenly became convinced that they could find the murderer by asking 8,080 men from the region to give up their DNA material. Several thousands have already done so.
The Dutch language audio recording can be found here: http://www.jfkmurdersolved.com/audio/gesprek.mp3
Dankbaar, the woman on the phone and mainstream media suggest that at the time the Dutch government could have made the decision to deport the suspects in order to prevent public opinion from turning against asylum seekers in general and the Dutch government’s asylum and immigration policies in particular.
Alternative media suggest that the suspects may have had special ties to government officials and other high profile individuals engaging in various perverse acts and were therefore being protected.
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