On 19 December 2014, the Javanese Mr. Yaseman held the Dutch State liable for damages he sustained as a result of torture by Dutch soldiers in 1947. He is represented by lawyers Liesbeth Zegveld and Brechtje Vossenberg.

Read the press release issued by the the foundation Committee for Dutch Debts of Honor (Stichting KUKB) here (in Dutch only).

Annex (in Dutch)

  • De Volkskrant: 'Waterboarding gebeurde ook in Nederlands-Indië' (11 December 2014) (link and PDF)
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