THE HAGUE, Nov 16– Dutch police were hunting Wednesday the killer of a leftwing activist known for his criticism of police and intelligence-gathering practices.
Louis Seveke, 41, was gunned down on Tuesday night in a street in the eastern town of Nijmegen by an attacker who approached him, shot him twice in the head and then fled.
«The police have opened a wide-ranging inquiry into the circumstances of the murder,» a police spokesman said.
In newspaper articles, Seveke regularly attacked some activities of the police and the Dutch secret services (AIVD), in particular intrusions into private lives and the identification of Islam as a «problem».
He also raised questions about the dangers of the activities of informers infiltrated into radical groups.(afp)