On 15 and 16 February 2021, starting at 09:00 o'clock, the Appeals Court in The Hague will hear arguments in the appeals case concerning the ending of the Moluccan Train Hijacking near De Punt, Drenthe (1977). The case was initiated against the State of the Netherlands in 2015 by surviving relatives of Max Papilaja and Hansina Uktolseja. The surviving relatives are represented by lawyers Liesbeth Zegveld and Brechtje Vossenberg.
Read the Appeals Court's press release about these court sessions here.
Because access to the court sessions by the public is very limited due to the corona-restrictions, the court sessions will be available to watch online (in Dutch) via a so-called live stream. You can find the link for the live stream >> HERE <<.
See also (in Dutch):
- F. Vermeulen, 'Of mariniers terecht kapers doodden, is nu aan het hof', NRC, 16 February 2021
- Moluccan Train Hijacking: Papilaja and Uktolseja’s lawyers to get greater access to audio recordings, at a neutral location
- Surviving relatives Papilaja and Uktolseja astounded by final verdict in case re: Moluccan Train Hijacking (De Punt)
- Oral arguments in the Moluccan Train Hijacking (De Punt)
- Interview with Liesbeth Zegveld regarding De Punt
- Witness hearings of retired marines re: the Moluccan Train Hijacking (De Punt, 1977) over
- Court prohibits appeal against interlocutory verdict of 1 February 2017 re: 'De Punt'; case will move forward
- Claims re: Moluccan train hijacking (1977) not time-barred; court orders further investigation
- 4 November 2016: evidentiary hearing re: executions by State during ending of train hijacking at 'De Punt' in 1977
- Surviving relatives of of executed Moluccan train hijackers summon the Dutch State to court re: 'De Punt’
- Train hijacking ‘De Punt’: surviving relatives and a survivor hold the State liable