Monday, August 4, 2014

Council of State Doesn’t Believe Intelligence Service

The Council of State is the highest Dutch judicial authority.  It has stated that the general intelligence service, AIVD, must intensify its efforts in locating files about the Dutch army captain, Raymond Westerling, and the revolution he led in 1950 against the Indonesian government of President Sukarno.  A Dutch historian had raised the issue as he wanted to write a book about Westerling and was informed that all that would be available to him was a single document of 11 pages, only part of it which he would be allowed to read. The historian says that a book about the intelligence service mentions a file consisting of 12 parts. The book also mentions a letter, dated 1956, from the police stating that Westerling is being closely watched. 

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