Today, the photo exposition 'The Widows of Rawagede' opens in the National Military Museum (NMM) in Soest (the Netherlands). It is about widows of men who were summarily executed by the Dutch army in the Javanese village Rawagedeh on 9 December 1947.

The opening of the expo begins at 16:00, speakers include lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld.

For more information, see the website of the NMM (here) and the NIOD (here).

Lawyers Liesbeth Zegveld and Brechtje Vossenberg represent dozens of widows and 500-550 children of men who were summarily executed by the Dutch army during the post-colonial violence in the former Dutch East-Indies. On 3 March 2017, the State of the Netherlands was summend to court on behalf of, among others, 39 child-victims from Rawagedeh.

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