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Security officer leaking detail on Geert Wilders to be charged

Dutch prosecutors confirmed that charges will be brought against a police officer accused of leaking information about the security detail of parliament member and leader of the PVV party, Geert Wilders.

Published: March 28, 2018, 8:41 am

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    The police officer is accused of “communicating confidential or operational police information six times with a third person [women/girlfriends],” according to Frans Zonneveld, spokesman for the prosecution service.

    He had only chatted to two women about vulnerable areas in the security of the PVV leader. That is what his lawyer Peter Plasman told Nieuwsuur.

    According to Plasman, his client leaked information about his work in the private sphere. “He only spoke in a broad sense about his work, it was a bit of bragging to women.”

    Plasman blamed the technical team instead and defended his client. “That weak spot is in the technical sphere, not in the personal sphere.” Plasman told the Dutch broadcaster that he assumes that the technical weak spot had been remedied. “That has to be solved with a fairly simple procedure.”

    According to Plasman, Wilders was not at risk due to his client’s statements. “I can reassure Wilders, my client just talks too much and he has admitted it.” But not even the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte – an opponent of Wilders – was fooled by Plasma’s reassurances.

    Members of the Special Security Command Brigade (BSB) have meanwhile taken over Wilders’ security from the DBB, according to Dutch daily De Telegraaf sources. The Ministry and the Marechaussee, known as “KMar” refused to comment on security.

    The BSB is used, among other things, to secure ministers who visit countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq.

    FreeWestMedia reported earlier on the serious breach of security. The suspect had “carried out searches in the police system for private purposes” while being a member of the Security and Protection Service (DBB) assigned to Wilders.

    Faris K. was directly involved in the security of Wilders and offered confidential and operational information from police files to his friends.

    He was arrested in February last year, in the middle of the campaign for the Dutch parliamentary elections, forcing Wilders to temporarily halt his campaign. The suspect had been responsible for the DBB’s environmental scans to secure the safety of the PVV leader.

    In 2008 he had already been sentenced to a conditional community service of 100 hours for the deliberate violation of his official secrecy duty while working for the police in Utrecht.

    Wilders and his fellow PVV campaigners had to suspend all public activities for about 10 days in February as the police investigated the agent after the leaks.

    The perpetrator was identified and subsequently held for “breaking professional secrets”. According to Dutch media reports, the officer had allegedly leaked information about Wilders’ movements to a Moroccan gang.

    The NRC said that the policeman of Moroccan origin had leaked information to a Moroccan-Dutch crime organisation. Faris K. had access to databases containing very sensitive information and the crime group with which he shared this information have been suspected of laundering of criminal money.

    Wilders has been under 24-hour police protection. Conservative leader Pim Fortuyn was assassinated just nine days before Dutch elections in 2002, shocking the country to the core.

    Just two years later, in November 2004, filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered by a Muslim radical in broad daylight, in public view.

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    • Talk about criticizing – I wonder about Herr Wilders reaction about criticizing Israel in regards to the occupation of Palestine.

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