“Courage, Mama!” is the cry that reverberates throughout the courtroom in The Hague. The 64-year-old woman in the dock blows kisses to her weeping daughters. “The truth shall triumph,” vows Yvonne Basebya, suspect in the first genocide case against a Dutch citizen. The facts of the case occurred some 5,000 kilometres away and the legal procedure has been sluggish.
By Thijs Bouwknegt, The Hague