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Note left on body was death threat.

A LETTER left on the body of a Dutch film-maker murdered in Amsterdam earlier this week contained death threats against a Dutch politician and was signed by an unknown group, the justice minister said last night.

Dutch authorities have arrested nine suspects, all believed to be radical Islamists, in connection with Tuesday's shooting and stabbing of Theo van Gogh.

Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner said a letter pinned by the killer to Van Gogh's body with a knife was 'a direct warning' to Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali who wrote the script of a film Van Gogh made criticising the treatment of women under Islam.

Van Gogh received death threats after the film was released in August.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 5, 2004
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