Police investigation into Joost Klein completed, justice will decide within a few weeks | Eurovision Song Contest

Police investigation into Joost Klein completed, justice will decide within a few weeks | Eurovision Song Contest
Police investigation into Joost Klein completed, justice will decide within a few weeks | Eurovision Song Contest
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The Swedish police have completed the investigation into Joost Klein, a spokesperson told NU.nl. A decision will be made within a few weeks about any prosecution of the artist.

AVROTROS does not respond substantively to the news surrounding Klein. “We are now awaiting the outcome of the investigation by the Swedish justice system. Only then can we provide an update,” a spokesperson said.

The head of the Malmö police investigation team tells the Swedish broadcaster SVT to expect that Klein will not get away with the incident. “The prognosis is good and we expect that there will probably be a prosecution,” he said.

Cases like Klein’s normally take six to eight weeks to process in Sweden. In this case, a legal procedure called accelerated prosecution was used. This was possible because the evidence is “good” combined with the fact that it is “not a serious” crime. Through this procedure, Klein would also have already learned a provisional date on which his case will be heard.

Joost Klein is said to have made a threatening movement towards the camera

Klein was involved in an incident with a camerawoman after his performance in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest. He allegedly made a threatening movement because he did not want to be filmed when he came off stage. The Netherlands was disqualified due to the incident and did not participate in the final.

Although no decision has yet been made about Klein’s prosecution, the Dutchman was allowed to leave Sweden. He returned to the Netherlands in a private plane on Sunday. The artist himself has not yet responded substantively to the incident. Broadcaster AVROTROS, responsible for the Eurovision Song Contest, called the disqualification of the Netherlands “disproportionate”.

Switzerland ultimately won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday evening. Nemo achieved with the song TheCode the most points, ahead of Croatia and Ukraine. The Netherlands finished second in the second semi-final, just behind Israel.

Beeld: ANP


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