After the sentence the judges almost seemed to flee the courtroom. People around me seemed to be in a trance. Nobody could utter a word. Tears were flowing all around the courtroom. After just five minutes Tukta and I were taken back to the cells downstairs. I felt my life was over. I would lose my wife and children. Tukta didn’t have anything to say. I could tell by the look in her eyes; this is the end!
- Johan van Laarhoven
Johan van Laarhoven
Johan van Laarhoven (Tilburg, 1960) is –innocently- convicted to 103 years for investing money legally obtained from his former Dutch coffeeshops.