Extension of Civil Settlement Scheme for damages of Indonesian widows

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Amsterdam, 14 August 2015 - The Civil Settlement Scheme on the basis of which widows of summary executions of the same nature and gravity as Rawagedeh and South-Sulawesi can request the Dutch State for compensation, has been extended by two years.

The Civil Settlement Scheme was announced by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence on 10 September 2013. Widows who wish to qualify for compensation under the Scheme, originally had to submit their requests thereto to the State before 11 September 2015. That deadline has now been extended.

This development comes in reaction to a letter from lawyers Liesbeth Zegveld and Brechtje Vossenberg, requesting for an extension of the deadline. The lawyers represent several widows (and children) of the State’s summary execution policy in the former Dutch East Indies.

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