Lawyer says Dutch terror threat suspect is amateur sleuth
September 1, 2017
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch man detained on suspicion of involvement in terrorism claims that he is actually an amateur sleuth who tries to track down extremists via social media, his lawyer said Friday.
Karianne Bal said that her 22-year-old client is being held on suspicion of inciting a possible terror crime, but that he was actually engaged in his "unusual hobby" of trying to unmask extremists.
"It may be an unusual hobby, but he says the (Dutch intelligence agency) AIVD and police know about it," she said. The intelligence agency declined comment.
Bal said the man claims to...