Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries has died of his injuries after he was shot in the open street in Amsterdam on Tuesday last week.
This is confirmed by his family over the Dutch TV station RTL News on Thursday.
He died at the age of 64 years. De Vries was one of Holland’s most famous journalists. He became known for his work in exposing the criminal underworld.
Two suspected perpetrators behind the attack on the journalist were remanded in custody on Friday.
The attack on de Vries shook the Netherlands, where the authorities quickly deployed many resources to find the culprits.
Among other things, De Vries became known as a commentator or spokesman for families who had been victims of crime – especially in cases that had been dropped.
He first became known for his journalistic insider reports and later book about the kidnapping in 1983 by Dutch beer billionaire Alfred ‘Freddy’ Heineken.
Most recently, he has been an adviser and confidant of Nabil B. – the prosecution’s key witness in a case against Ridouan Taghi, who is ‘the country’s most wanted criminal’.
Taghi’s organized crime group has been called a “well-oiled killing machine” by the prosecution. De Vries wrote in a tweet in 2019 that according to police information he was on Taghi’s death list.
Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.
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