A 42-year-old Arubian man has died in a Dutch hospital following a violent arrest by The Hague police, local media reported, citing witnesses saying Mitch Henriquez was brutally beaten by law enforcement officers.
Binnenhofwatchers en politiek analisten ontrafelen in De Balie de mooiste en meest bepalende politieke fragmenten van voor en achter de schermen. Wat je niet te zien kreeg, krijg je te weten. Wat je wel zag, krijgt een andere betekenis. Na Politieke Junkies kijk je nooit meer hetzelfde naar politiek. Met deze editie Frank Hendrickx (Volkskrant), Thijs Broer (Vrij Nederland), Tom-Jan Meeus (NRC) en als jury Sharon Gesthuizen (SP).
The Dutch government has long insisted that it didn’t knew which Indonesians where executed by Dutch military officers in the last century. Research of Mannon van den Brekel shows that large list of these names are simply in the National Archive. The official story is that these lists should have been left in Indonesia. What does this say about the Dutch government attitude regarding its black pages of history? The national archive is still holding these lists of killed Indonesians. In no report has this list been mentioned, although the lists have been in the Archive since 1972. More at Correspondent.
The story remind us of the old Nazi names which the German government has long refused to provide. Well, here’s a Dutch example. If there wasn’t money involved for court cases and repayments, would governments become more open about this? K.U.K.B. is at least gearing up for more information.