Dutch war crimes in Sumatra, Indonesia investigation


This video says about itself:

Shocking story of Dutch war veteran in Indonesia

12 January 2012

Story

In Tabee Toean – meaning ‘Goodbye Sir’ in Indonesian – five veterans of the Indonesian War of Independence (1945-1949) share their recollections, telling us how they as young soldiers, unprepared for guerrilla warfare, found themselves in a devil’s circle of excessive violence and cruelty.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Investigation into war crimes in Sumatra

Today, 10:18

The Netherlands has possibly committed war crimes on the Indonesian island Sumatra. The foundation Committee Dutch Debts of Honour (K.U.K.B.) now does research on that.

The foundation is investigating an air strike on Bandar Buat in 1947, the ANP news agency reports. In bombardments by fighter aircraft on the market there many civilians are said to have been hit.

For the research, witnesses and survivors are being sought who can provide more information about what happened at that time. If enough people will turn up, then the foundation will be able to bring a lawsuit in order to get compensation and recognition for the victims.

The Netherlands guilty

The K.U.K.B. has previously successfully litigated on Dutch war crimes in Indonesia. The foundation has, inter alia, litigated on behalf of widows and children of men who were executed in South Sulawesi and Java. The Dutch government was ultimately ruled to be liable for the damage they have suffered thereby.

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