Aline Terpstra, 29 January 2022
The Hendriks Committee has asked various interest groups for victims of organised sadistic and ritual abuse to request survivors to be interviewed by the committee. Several victims have indicated to me that they consider talking in this committee to be life-threatening; you can read a letter from a victim (not Esther) here. For survivors, each step outside is a balancing act between the safety risks on the one hand and the chance that something good will come out of it on the other. However, the chance that this committee will do any good for survivors is, in my opinion, nil. The Hendriks Committee is not independent, because it falls under the authority of the Ministry of Justice, and its actions up to now have shown that it does not have the interests of survivors in mind. See .... for substantiation of this.
I see it as my responsibility to warn you as survivors with these words.