Interview with Liesbeth Zegveld: 'Sympathetic' regulation provides old widows with nothing.

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Amsterdam, 23 May 2014  - Yesterday, an interview with Liesbeth Zegveld was published in the newspaper NRC Handelsblad. In it she discusses the way in which the Dutch State is, in practice, handling the claims for damages filed by widows of its summary execution policy in Indonesia (1945-1949).

Liesbeth Zegveld, lawyer of the Indonesian widows who are waiting for compensation from the Dutch State, accuses the State of intentionally dragging out the payment process. Since the announcement last summer, that the wives of victims of summary executions during the independence war in Indonesia would recieve 20,000 euro, the State  has only awarded one claim. 'The other widows are dying as we speak', says Zegveld. 

Read the article here (in Dutch).

Ministerial Regulation (Settlement Scemen) 

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