On 16 October 2013 the President of the Appeals Court in The Hague has ordered the Dutch Public Prosecution Service and the Royal Netherlands Constabulary to investigate the alleged ill-treatment by the Dutch Navy of a Somali eleven-year-old witness in the criminal case against a number of alleged Somali pirates.

Lawyers Göran Sluiter and Michiel Pestman have managed to to find this witness - and others - in Mogadishu, for which the Appeals Court also expressed its thanks.

Read the article here (in Dutch).

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