Volkskrant editor questioned

19th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

19 April 2007, AMSTERDAM – The national criminal investigation service has questioned Volkskrant editor-in-chief Pieter Broertjes and editor Jan Hoedeman about their sources for an article on alleged torture in Iraq by Dutch military police.

19 April 2007

AMSTERDAM – The national criminal investigation service has questioned Volkskrant editor-in-chief Pieter Broertjes and editor Jan Hoedeman about their sources for an article on alleged torture in Iraq by Dutch military police.

Trade journal De Journalist reported this today.

De Volkskrant ran several articles on alleged torture practices used by the Dutch army when questioning suspects in the Iraqi province of Al Muthanna in 2003.

Former Defence Minister Henk Kamp pressed charges against the military personnel cited by the newspaper as having provided the information. De Volkskrant however has continued to protect its sources. A former general was one of the sources quoted by the newspaper.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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