Dutch Government loses Case “Yasemen” of torture in detention and appeals ; PM Rutte responded. | SMN News

Dutch Torture cases during detention if Indonesians ( source ABC news 8 December 2018 by Indonesia correspondent Anne Barker)

Frail and at times trembling, Yaseman told the judges how the Royal Dutch Indies army had held him captive for more than a year and tortured him in 1947, when he was still a teenager. Dutch forces — fighting to reoccupy Indonesia after World War II — had arrested him on suspicion of being an Indonesian freedom fighter at the height of the 1945–1949 independence war. Soldiers had smashed his skull with a lump of wood and stubbed a

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