I CARE - Srebrenica Victims Angry At Dutch Appeal
2/7/2012- Klaas Meijer, a spokesperson for the Dutch Ministry of Defence, told journalists last week that the Netherlands will lodge an appeal with the country’s Supreme Court against a verdict by the District Court in The Hague, which found them responsible for the deaths of three Bosniaks who were forced to leave the Dutch soldiers’ base in Srebrenica in July 1995. “The United Nations had effective control over the ‘Dutchbat’ forces, not the Dutch state,” Meijer said and added that the appeal would be lodged soon. Hasan Nuhanovic, one of the plaintiffs in the case – who lost his brother and father in Srebrenica – claims that “the Dutch state will do all it can to stop this case”. “This case has been on-going for eight or nine years. Only last year I won before the Appeals Chamber of the Hague District court. The mere fact that the Dutch state has said it will appeal this decision, means that I will have to spend another year or two before the Supreme Court,” Nuhanovic told BIRN.
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