AFP: the court found the Netherlands partially responsible for the deaths of Muslims in Srebrenica
According to the decree, the country has to pay partial compensation.
MOSCOW, June 27. /TASS/. Dutch appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the Netherlands partially responsible for the deaths of 300 Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995.
About it reports AFP.
The court ruled that the Dutch government had “acted illegally, and is obliged to pay partial compensation” to the families of the victims, said the judge Gepke of Dulek.
We are talking about people who had taken refuge on the basis of Dutch peacekeepers and was expelled from there.
According to the judges, the Dutch military knew that “there is a real risk that they will be subjected to inhuman treatment by the Bosnian Serbs”, if you leave the base, but the military has not taken the necessary action to protect them.
The court of appeal confirmed the decision rendered in 2014, the country’s Supreme court.
Srebrenica was one of the bridgeheads of Bosnian Muslims during the 1992-1995 war. The Bosnian Serb army under General Ratko Mladic in early July 1995, the enclave was captured there and killed about 8 thousand men and boys. The Dutch peacekeepers, operating under UN auspices, failed to prevent the tragedy, but had to protect civilians.