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Dutch lawyer defending witness in drug killings case shot dead

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A Dutch lawyer in a high-profile case against a group of men charged with a series of drug-related killings was shot dead in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning, police said.

Police said the victim was 44-year-old lawyer Derk Wiersum, who defended the crown witness in the ongoing case.

(Reporting by Bart Meijer; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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