Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
Attorney: government liable for torture of Indonesian
According to lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld, the [Dutch] government is responsible for the treatment of an Indonesian prisoner by Dutch soldiers during the so-called police actions of the late nineteen forties. According to Zegveld there was “systematic torture”.
She relies on the testimony of the former prisoner, other sources and on the Note on Excesses from 1969, the report of a government investigation into the actions of the Dutch army in the former colony.
The now 86-year-old Mr. Yaseman was captured in 1947 in East Java by soldiers of the KNIL, the Royal Dutch East Indies Army. He was suspected of supporting the movement which sought independence for Indonesia. To get a…
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