Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Judgement in the case of the widows of Rawagede tomorrow

Tomorrow, September the 14th, the judge in The Hague will give a judgement in the case of the widows of Rawagede v.s. the Dutch Government.

In 1947 the husbands of the widows were killed by Dutch soldiers in their village of Rawagede in Indonesia. Eight widows and the only male survivor of the massacre sued the Dutch government in December 2008. In May 2010 the Dutch government pleaded guilty. Nevertheless the Dutch government states the case statute barred, so plaintiffs have no right to compensation. Tomorrow the judges give their judgement.

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