Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Dutch Srebrenica Soldiers want Compensation

Tens of Dutch soldiers who were part of the Dutch U.N. Battalion in Srebrenica in 1995, want compensation from the Dutch Ministry of Defense for the psychological damage they incurred. A few days ago, the government agreed, after 10 years of court cases, to pay compensation for one of the soldiers. He was 19 years old when he was stationed in Srebrenica and he had been shot at, kidnapped and was a witness of the killing of another soldier. A few years later, he held the ministry of defense responsible because it didn’t offer any psychiatric care to the soldiers. The highest legal, military authority agreed earlier this year that it had taken “insufficient measures” to prevent post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS).

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