Java massacre relatives in talks with government on compensation
Wednesday 23 November 2011
The Dutch government is discussing
possible compensation for relatives of men killed in a massacre during
Indonesia’s battle for independence, the foreign ministry confirmed on
In September, a Dutch court the state is responsible for the massacre
in the village of Rawagedeh on Java in which up to 430 men died. The
court ordered the state to pay compensation.
The government has held preliminary talks with the relatives’ lawyer
‘about the possibility of reaching a settlement,’ a ministry spokesman
The spokesman could not say if this meant the government had decided not to appeal against the landmark court ruling.
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