Friday, September 23, 2011


Dutch troops in Rawagede.

In 1947, Dutch troops massacred 431 men and boys in the town of Rawagede, east of Jakarta, in Indonesia.

Indonesia remembers bloody Dutch massacre

In 2008, eight widows and one survivor took the Dutch state to court.

A Dutch court has now ruled that the Netherlands was responsible for the executions, and that seven of the eight widows and the family of the survivor should be compensated.

The executions in Rawagede took place at a time when the Indonesians were seeking their independence from the Dutch.