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Dutch authorities arrest three suspected terrorists

[JURIST] The national prosecutor's office in the Netherlands announced Thursday that three people have been arrested as suspected members of a terrorist organization. The two women and one man, all in their early 20s, are alleged members of Hofstadgroep, the group thought to be responsible for the shocking murder last year of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh [BBC report]. The three suspects are due in court Friday in Rotterdam, when a judge will decide whether police can continue to detain them without the benefit of the proposed new terror laws [JURIST report] in the Netherlands. The arrest brings the number of Hofstadgroep members in custody to 13. AFP has more.

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