Dutch prosecutor launches new attempt to ban Hells Angels biker gang
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Dutch prosecutor launches new attempt to ban Hells Angels biker gang

Photo: Herman Wouters via HH Photo: Herman Wouters via HH

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The Dutch public prosecution department said on Wednesday it will have a second attempt to have the Hells Angels motorbike club banned.

A previous attempt ended in 2009 with the supreme court ruling in favour of the motorbike club. On Wednesday, the public prosecutor said it has asked a civil court judge to ban the organisation nationwide and to dissolve the association.

As supporting evidence, the department said it has submitted ‘hundreds’ of pages of evidence detailing the ‘criminal activities’ which the club and its members take part in.

Together, they prove that the club propagates violence and forms a danger to public order, the department statement said. ‘It is not a question of isolated incidents but of a club culture of lawlessness and violence,’ the statement said.

‘That makes a ban necessary in order to end the serious threats which this organisation makes.’ In December 2017, judges in Utrecht banned the motorcycle club Bandidos with immediate effect in order to ‘halt behaviour which could disrupt society’.

Another case, against the Satudarah motorbike club is also pending and judges are due to announce their verdict in June. (DutchNews)

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