Netherlands to pay damages to soldier over trauma in Srebrenica
The Netherlands Ministry of Defense will pay compensation to a soldier Dave Mat because of a trauma he suffered during his stay in the Dutch contingent of the United Nations in Srebrenica in 1995, reported Serbian daily Blic.
In accordance with previously issued court ruling an agreement was reached with Mat on payment of the damages, but the amount was not specified, the Ministry said on Wednesday.
Th Dutch Court of Appeal issued ruling in March this year upholding Mat’s complaint on the trauma he suffered at time of the genocide against the Bosnian population of Srebrenica in 1995.
The ruling states that Mat did not have an adequate recovery on the return from the mission in Bosnia and that the trauma he suffered caused him psychological problems and stress, reported Blic quoting Anatolia.