Dutch Hofstadt group faces retrial for terror charges

The Netherlands’ high court ruled Tuesday that a case against seven alleged terrorists will be heard for a second time. The court ruled that a 2008 not guilty verdict for the seven men accused of being members of a terrorist organization was incorrectly based on overly strict definitions of the “existence and nature of a criminal organization”.

The so-called “Hofstadt group” is named after a common moniker for the Hague, the city in which it was based. Mohammed B., who murdered filmmaker Theo van Gogh in 2004, is the group’s most well known member.