Lawyer of key witness Nabil B. shot dead at Amsterdam Zuid

A lawyer, Derk Wiersum, was shot in Buitenveldert in Amsterdam this morning. He was representing the key witness, Nabil B. in the ongoing large liquidation case, Marengo. Earlier, B.’s brother was also shot, and the rest of the family is now in hiding, reports NOS.

The shooting happened at around 7:30 am this morning on the Imstenrade in the Buitenveldert district. An ambulance and a trauma team by helicopter were dispatched to try and resuscitate the victim, but the attempts were in vain.

The shooter fled on foot and hasn’t been seen since. A person living in the neighbourhood said that they heard multiple shots being fired. The police are looking for a man between the ages of 16 and 20 years old. He was dressed in black with a hood on.

The main suspects are the Netherlands’ most wanted criminals: Ridouan Taghi and Said Razzouki. Statements by Nabil B. has linked Taghi to eight murders, two attempted murders, and two assassinations.

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Kavana Desai
Coping with the aftermath of her 3-year stint in the Netherlands, Kavana is a writer, content creator and editor for DutchReview. Hailing from India, she frequently blogs about the Netherlands, being Indian in the Netherlands, and everything in between. She envisions herself to one day be the youngest person to win that Nobel Prize for Literature (she is also not very humble but welcomes only constructive criticism). In the meantime, she fills her days with writing for DutchReview, writing her master's thesis on art theft, and writing fiction that will hopefully see the light of day soon.


  1. I’m outraged by this crime in Amsterdam. This is the kind of headline you would see on a daily basis in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other major cities in the US. This shooting, in one of the safest cities in Europe, is chilling. I hope the police will find the killer quickly and that he will spend the rest of his life in prison. I also hope the Dutch police will root out these criminal organizations throughout the Netherlands. I trust that the police will be given all the tools necessary to make the Netherlands one of the safest countries in the world. The Netherlands is currently ranked the 16th safest countries in the world, according to the World Peace Index 2019. Not bad, but we must strive to do better.


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