Sep 01, 2023 at 5:31 AM Update: 11 minutes ago
Three men and two women will stand trial on Friday afternoon for threatening and insulting Pim Lammers. The writer resigned his assignment for the Children’s Book Week in February because of the death threats.
Lammers was attacked online over an adult story he wrote nearly a decade ago, about the relationship between a teenage boy and his trainer. A Christian lobby group, presenter Monique Smit and model Kim Feenstra had shared a few sentences from the story online.
He eventually read the poem that Lammers had written for the Children’s Book Week, about the love of parents for their children, at the Boekenbal in early March.
The police said from the start that they take this case “very seriously”. “Threat is a serious and criminal offense. Free speech is a great asset that we want and must protect and guard.”
The suspects come from Hoevelaken, Kaatsheuvel, Venlo (two) and Amsterdam. The case is before the police judge of the court in Utrecht.
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