Monday, August 16, 2010

Violence, Racism, Sexual Assault and Intimidation at Military Academy

Teachers and former and current students of the Dutch Defense Academy (NLDA) declare that misbehavior in the officer’s courses is structural and continues through today. Complaints have been made with the military trade union and the daily Telegraaf. One student said “the Ministry of Defense says that the incidents happened long ago. However the same is still true today.” He added that women who did not want to participate in sex games going on in the room are mentally and physically pestered until they leave the academy. Those in charge do nothing. Sources at the Ministry told the daily that the same occurs at the Royal Netherlands Naval College (KIM) and the Marines school for officers in Den Helder.,buitenland