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Dutch minister of Volksmoede stops departmental killings and sex attacks carried out by asylum seekers down
- Migration minister Mark Harbers resigned from justice on Tuesday
- The department was accused of disrupting the perception of a report on the crime of asylum seekers by enumerating crimes such as murder and assault as & # 39; other & # 39;
- Harbers said that he & # 39; total responsibility & # 39; took on, but said it & # 39; not intentionally & # 39; used to be
A Dutch junior minister of justice has stopped after his department came under fire to look like minimizing statistics on crime among asylum seekers.
Migration minister Mark Harbers resigned from the government on Tuesday just before the European elections.
His departure contributes to the struggle of center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte, while he tries to stop a wave of anti-immigration populists who appear to be ready to grow up in the elections on Thursday.
Harbers stopped on Tuesday after being discredited for his report on asylum seeker crime, in which he appeared to have classified very serious incidents such as murder and manslaughter, assault and sex offenses under the & # 39; other & # 39;
Harbers was caught on a report with statistics on crimes committed by asylum seekers in the Netherlands, which he presented to parliament.
In the report, criminals such as shoplifting had their own separate categories, but serious crimes such as assault, murder, and manslaughter were grouped under the & # 39; other & # 39; without breakdown.
The disclosure of that omission by the newspaper De Telegraaf caused anger at lawmakers, some of whom wondered if it was a deliberate attempt to undermine the receipt of the report.
Anti-immigration legislator Geert Wilders accused the Ministry of & # 39; sweeping under the carpet & # 39; accusations of serious crimes among the thousands of asylum seekers in the Netherlands.
Harbers said that he & # 39; total responsibility & # 39; undertook not to inform the room correctly, but said it & # 39; not intentionally & # 39; used to be
Wilders said the resignation & # 39; the only correct conclusion & # 39; used to be.
The allegations of a cover-up led to a rapid internal investigation at the Ministry of Justice.
At the end of Tuesday, during a parliamentary debate, Harbers announced that he had offered his resignation. He took the & # 39; total responsibility & # 39; for not correctly informing the room, but said it & # 39; not intentionally & # 39; was, the Dutch media reported.
Rutte responded by saying that he respected Harbers' decision to resign & # 39; but stated on Twitter that & # 39; it was incredibly unfortunate that the government should say goodbye to such & # 39; n talented and committed liberal & # 39 ;.
The departure of Harbers is a big blow to center-right prime minister Mark Rutte prior to the election of the European Parliament in this week
The ruling coalition of Rutte already suffered a shock two months ago when the provincial elections made the Forum for Democracy Party – an anti-immigration populist party that supports a Dutch exit from the European Union – the largest party in the senate.
The Forum for Democracy is, of course, intended to defeat Rutte & # 39; s liberals in Thursday's European elections.
The Netherlands will be the first EU country – together with Brexit Britain – to vote in the polls that will be held in other European countries in the next three days.
If the Forum of Democracy does well, it would be a bell of a populist tsunami that could shake off the European Union.
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