MPs ask for explanation of Holleeder interview

Christian Democrat MPs have asked justice minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin to explain how suspected underworld boss Willem Holleeder was able to give a long telephone interview to journalists from magazine Vrij Nederland.

Holleeder is currently on trial for blackmail and under investigation for ordering several murders. Earlier this year Holleeder also managed to give an interview from high security prison.

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