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John van den Heuvel remains sober under heavy security

Securities and exchange commission John van den Heuvel is still heavily protected. At the end of 2017 was the security of the Telegraaf-journalist increased, and the threat is, according to Van den Heuvel itself is not diminished.

Yet he wants to not step back in his work. “That would be for several reasons are not good. I have a great job, that I go and decides to take it away by a few criminals, who think they are journalists, mayors, police or justice can threaten,” says Van den Heuvel in a video on the website of De Telegraaf.

The misdaadjournalist remains sober under the extra necessary security. “Last time was exactly a year ago, so when I made the guards even jokingly kidding that this is the first birthday was.”

This year there was a aanslagpoging done on the building of TMG, where the editors of The newspaper houses. According to Van den Heuvel has the police “view to a possible suspect”. The attack would be associated with an earlier attack on the editorial staff of Panorama.

The attack had been “much more dramatic” can end up, think Of the Hill. “If the culprit had succeeded in bringing the vehicle into drive, the building was perhaps for a very large part destroyed by the flames. Some commentators and columnists underestimate the impact of something like that. I think you only encounter a problem if you are a victim or a part of.”

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Misdaadjournalisten after attacks: ‘We let us not be deterred’

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