Audio recordings re: ‘Moluccan train hijacking’: marines speak of ‘mercy shot’ and hijackers that are ‘shot to pieces'

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Amsterdam, 30 May 2017 – Marines involved with the violent ending of the train hijacking near De Punt (Drenthe, the Netherlands) nearly forty years ago, made audio recordings. The district court of The Hague ordered the State of the Netherlands to submit transcriptions of those recordings to court in the case initiated by the surviving relatives of deceased hijackers Max Papilaja and Hansina Uktolseja. On the recordings, marines can be heard i.a. speaking about giving a ‘mercy shot’ and about hijackers who have been ‘shot to pieces’.

The surviving relatives are represented by lawyers Liesbeth Zegveld and Brechtje Vossenberg.

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