7,000 attend Dutch cameraman's funeral

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About 7,000 people attended the funeral of Stan Storimans who was killed while reporting on the conflict in Georgia on Thursday.

22 August 2008

THE NETHERLANDS -- The funeral of the Dutch cameraman Stan Storimans who was killed while reporting on the conflict in Georgia was held in Tilburg on Thursday.

About 7,000 people attended the service, including Education Minister Ronald Plasterk, Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen, journalists, cameramen and photographers.

The wife of the Georgian president, Sandra Roelofs had wanted to attend the funeral, but the cameraman's family did not want the event to become politicised.

Verhagen says the Netherlands wants to provide technical expertise to investigate the death of Storimans.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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