An official Dutch government news, Dutch News, reported on the events surrounding the mutual murder by Russian and Dutch of a military industry defector, and simultaneously a Democratic activist in the Netherlands:
"A Russian opposition activist has been found dead in the Netherlands after being refused political asylum, the Dutch justice ministry confirmed on Thursday. Aleksander Dolmatov, arrested last May during a demonstration opposing president Vladimir Putin, applied for political asylum in the Netherlands in June, saying he feared for his life.
Dolmatov was found dead in a Dutch detention center (i.e. prison - KC) early on Thursday morning. He was sent to the centre on Wednesday to await deportation after his application for asylum failed.
A spokesman for junior justice minister Fred Teeven told the NRC he had left a note for his mother, but did not go into details about why his application for asylum had been rejected.
The spokesman also said staff at the detention centre did not see any signs that Domatov intended to kill himself. However, based on earlier reports, he was being held in a section for asylum seekers with psychiatric problems, the spokesman said.
According to the BBC, the Dutch acting ambassador in Moscow, Onno Elderenbosch, said it was clear from a suicide note that Dolmatov's death was not triggered by his asylum disappointment.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Dutch embassy in Moscow on Friday to commemorate Domatov. Several laid flowers, Nos television said. The man's lawyer told Nos that Domatov should not have been moved to a deportation centre because on Friday he had lodged an appeal against the rejection of his asylum request".
Readers of the Dutch News commented on the news in the DN guestbook:
Steve: "Dutch govt collaborated with Putin to kill the guy".
Eric: "More likely he had some help to 'kill himself'. Few years ago I've spent 4 days and 3 nights in isolation cell in Dutch detention center: mattress on the floor, metal toilet, no clothes (just robe) and 24 hours surveillance (camera and in person). You can not kill yourself over there. Asylum is not a lottery to win or loose. Asylum is a matter of life or death for people who are politically persecuted or otherwise need protection. Alexander Dolmatov got protection..."
Peter: "White, Christian, well-educated - the Netherlands does not need people like him".
Terence Hale: "Hi. Russian activist kills himself after failing to win Dutch asylum. After being refused unemployment benefits by your officials which under European law and the European Court finding ref. E301, E303 I was eligible, it had consequently a spiral of events which led to a domino effect of in me not being able to pay my bills.
Having no criminal record I was put in an open prison for over a year in which time "Stichting Budget" sold my house for which I paid cash, stole all my possession all my personal papers birth certificates, University certificate being Swiss and British I am now stateless as I have not proven to be who I say I am, all without accountancy. The dark side of Holland, as this Russian experienced is emerging. I pass my condolence on this regarding".
Department of Monitoring