Anne Faber trial: Anne’s father wants Michael P. to never be released

The Anne Faber appeal takes place in Arnhem court today and Wednesday. An appeal by Michael. P has meant that the trial is going ahead and today Anne’s father says in court that he wants Michael P. to never be released, reports NOS.

Anne Faber’s father said in the appeal case today that he never wants Michael P. to be released, as it would be ‘unacceptable’. He said that the death penalty ‘doesn’t exist in the Netherlands, but if Michael P. decided to commit suicide, I won’t stop him’, reports NOS. You could only imagine the suffering that Anne’s family must have gone through over the years.

Why is the trial still ongoing?

You’re probably wondering why this case is still ongoing after a conviction last year.

Last year, Michael P. was sentenced to 28 years in prison and TBS for abducting, raping and killing Anne Fabber, however, he appealed the decision, which means that another trial must go on. According to NOS, he thought that his arrest was unjust (he was injured), judges were biased and the sentence was fixed – which is why he appealed.

Today her mother and father both spoke up in court. Anne’s missing jewellery (earrings and necklace) was also discussed in court, reports NOS. Despite a plead for the jewellery to be returned, Michael P. still said that we never saw her wearing any jewellery.

The trial will continue tomorrow.

If you’re not familiar with the Anne Faber case, read here.

Emma Brown
A familiar face at DutchRevew. Emma arrived in Holland in 2016 for a few weeks, fell in love with the place and never left. Here she rekindled her love of writing and travelling. Now you'll find her eating stroopwafels in the DutchReview office since 2017.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related posts

Latest posts

Dutch ombudswoman wishes to criminalise bullying in the Netherlands

Everyone knows the harmful effects that bullying can have on a person — especially on children. That's why Children's Ombudswoman, Margrite Kalverboer, wishes to...

Salaries in the Netherlands: the ultimate guide to Dutch wages

Thinking of taking a job in the Netherlands? Good for you, that’s a courageous move and we’re proud — now let’s get down to...

Send nudes? 750,000 people sexually harassed online in the Netherlands in 2020

While the streets of the Netherlands may feel considerably safer for some internationals when it comes to sexual harassment, it seems that no one's...

The latest Dutch news.
In your inbox.