Once again, Wim Dankbaar is in hot water. He has been sentenced to three months in prison. The order was reported on July 5, 2016.
According to the court in his home country of the Netherlands, Dankbaar has been guilty of “offensive and hurtful” remarks in his controversial book “The Forbidden Diary of Maaike Vaatstra” which he published by using a stolen diary of the mother of a murder victim which everyone, including the court deemed to be copyrighted material.
This is It is not the first time that Dankbaar was convicted. In 2014, he received a suspended prison sentence for defamatory publications on the Vaatstra matter. Moreover, he was ordered to get the book off the market but he refused. Last year a judge ruled that Dankbaar and his co-aiuthor had to pay a sum of 200,000 euros in penalties to the mother of the murdered Marianne Vaatstra.
Apparently, he didn’t learn his lesson. Nor did the editor and co-author of the book, Hans Mauritz, who was sentenced to a suspended sentence of two months.
According to the court, both men have shown no insight into the evil of their actions. Dankbaar, of course, said he would appeal the latest mark against him becasue, as always, he believes he has every right to defame people or infringe their copyrights which he does regularly across the internet. In the Vaatstra murder case, he claimed the police and the courts were conspiring against the truth and in particular against him.
A link to the Google translation of the story is HERE (reminder “Dankbaar” translates as Thankfully or Thankfu: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=nl&sl=nl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gelderlander.nl%2Falgemeen%2Fbinnenland%2Fdrie-maanden-cel-voor-publicist-wim-dankbaar-1.6168917
Perhaps Wim Dankbaar should request a transfer to the United States. Maybe he can share a cell with his other favorite subject JAMES FILES.