Holleeder to stay in jail

Crime boss suspect Willem Holleeder will not be released from jail pending the restart of his trial on blackmail charges despite health problems, judges in Haarlem ruled on Monday.

Holleeder’s lawyer had asked for the release so that Holleeder could recuperate properly from heart surgery.
The court said it was too risky to release Holleeder because if he did escape, he would present an ‘unacceptable risk to society’.

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