Former Dutch PM Dries Van Agt and his wife opt for euthanasia

February 11, 2024

Dries Van Agt, who served as prime minister of the Netherlands from 1977 to 1982, and whom Dutch watchdog groups condemned in recent years as an antisemite, chose to die last Monday with the assistance of a doctor, along with his wife. Dries van Agt and Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte in Het Torentje on 18 April 2011. Van Agt defended Hamas as well as individual terrorists several times. In 2008, the former prime minister spoke at a rally featuring a televised address by a Hamas official. The Central Jewish Board of the Netherlands declared Van Agt an antisemite in 2017.

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