AMSTERDAM, Mar 23 (Reuters) Dutch prosecutors called for a 7-year jail sentence today for a Dutch-Moroccan teenager accused of planning attacks on Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, a nuclear reactor and government buildings.
Samir Azzouz, 18, went on trial in a high-security court in Rotterdam in February after authorities found items in his home last July, which prosecutors say indicated that he was planning such attacks.
”We see this as a serious crime, made more serious by the fact that we believe he was a member of the Hofstad group,” a spokesman for the prosecution said.
The investigation, which indicated Azzouz was close to carrying out some form of attack, prompted the government to raise a national security alert last July.
Among the items found by police were machinegun cartridges, a silencer, mock explosive devices, documents related to jihad or holy war and plans and maps of prominent buildings which had notes written on them concerning security.