October 25, 2012
WASHINGTON — A high-ranking Dutch official, who’s retiring this week, is being honored for his work. But human rights advocates say Dutch Justice Ministry Secretary-General Joris Demmink doesn’t deserve praise; he deserves prison.
Demmink is being accused of raping two teenage boys, now men, during a visit to Turkey in 1990s. One of them recently shared his story on Capitol Hill.
“I was afraid to say no, and I was very young and very innocent,” one victim testified, describing the emotional scars from childhood.
His identity is being protected because he barely survived an assassination attempt. That attack followed his allegations against what’s been called “the Dutch Super Elite.”
This article was posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 11:30 am