Hofstad Group Member Released from Dutch Jail

May 11 2013

Convicted Dutch terrorist Jason Walters, who has spent eight years in jail for throwing a hand grenade at police, has been released after serving two-thirds of his sentence. He was arrested in 2004 as one of a group of men said to have formed a terrorist organization known to police as the Hofstad group. Walters was convicted for throwng a hand grenade at police and sentenced to 13 years in jail, a sentence reduced slightly on appeal. He was released early on good behaviour. Walters, who has an American father and Dutch mother, converted to Islam; he has since rejected Islam.