The Washington Post

Dutch court jails 2 for 5 years for attack on reporter:


A Dutch court sentenced two men to five years in prison on charges of attempted murder and arson for throwing a molotov cocktail into a journalist’s home last year. The court said the men carried out the attack because one objected to what he considered the negative tone of the reporter’s coverage of protests over coronaviru­s lockdown measures. Nobody was injured in the attack, but the reporter, Willem Groeneveld, said in a victim impact statement that since the attack “he has always been on his guard and feels partly deprived of his journalist­ic freedom,” the court said.

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