From Expatica, with thanks to Susan:
Awa is accused of twice setting fire to his 16-year-old girlfriend in his Leeuwarden home in August this year. He allegedly acted out of jealousy because the girl had kissed another boy. Awa is also accused of assaulting a 15-year-old girl.
The youth admitted on the first day of his trial on Thursday that he had assaulted the girls, claiming he wanted to punish them for indiscretions. He said was prepared “to die for Allah”.
Friends said Awa saw women as slaves and possessions. Psychologists have confirmed that the suspect cannot build relationships with girlfriends based on equality, news service NOS reported.
“I was Awa’s possession,” the 15-year-old girl said in a statement. Both girls have written a statement, which was read to the court. “I cannot express how painful burn wounds are,” the 16-year-old said.