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When sex abuse can lead to murder - The Guardian (1)

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When sex abuse can lead to murder

Award-winning journalist Nick Davies concludes a series looking at the evils of paedophilia by confronting the grim mysteries of snuff movies. Today: The Amsterdam connection

Special report: child protection

Nick Davies

Monday 27 November 2000

A year after Bristol detectives finally started to unravel the ring of paedophiles who had been abusing children there for up to 20 years, they found an informant with an alarming story. The man, whom we will call Terry, had a long history of sexually abusing boys. He did not come from Bristol but, by chance, he had come across some of the paedophiles the detectives were investigating - in Amsterdam, where he said they had become involved with a group of exiled British child abusers who had succeeded in commercialising their sexual obsession. The exiled paedophiles were trafficking boys from other countries; running legitimate gay brothels and selling under-aged boys "under the counter"; they had branched out into the production of child pornography. And they had killed some of them. One boy had simply been shot through the head, Terry said: he had been causing trouble and had been executed in front of several pae dophiles. Another, he believed, had been thrown into one of the canals. But the one about whom he spoke the most was a boy who had been tortured and killed in the most painful fashion in the course of producing a pornographic video.

Terry said he had seen most of the video himself and had vomited before he could reach the end. The few detectives who specialise in the investigation of child abuse invariably say the same thing about "snuff" movies: they have often heard of them, sometimes pursued them but never found one. The videos remain one of the great unsolved mysteries of the burgeoning underworld of international sexual exploitation.

Twice told tale

Terry's account was so hideous as to invite disbelief. It was clearly possible that he was inventing the story in an attempt to curry favour with the detectives as they turned over Bristol's paedophile subculture. And yet the detectives discovered that the allegation had been made before.

Not just once but repeatedly, evidence had come to the attention of police in England and the Netherlands, that, for pleasure and profit, some of the exiled paedophiles in Amsterdam had mur dered boys in front of the camera. Some of the evidence had been pursued. Some of it had been ignored. None of it had led to a murder charge. For a short while, the Bristol detectives thought they might be able to make progress in tracking down the truth; but when two of them flew to Amsterdam in the autumn of 1998 to pass on their information to Dutch officers, they hit a wall.

Terry had described the flat in Amsterdam where he had seen the video; he had named the owner of the flat who was, by implication, also owner of the video; he had provided the name of the man who carried out the killing; he had described events on the video in detail; he had provided the approximate age and the first name of the dead boy.

Dutch police said it was not enough: without the full name of a victim, they would not begin an investigation. Having fought their way through the swamp of inertia which surrounds British policing and prosecution of child abuse, the Bristol detectives had now hit the deeper swamp of virtual paralysis that afflicts its international policing. Within their own jurisdictions, there are now specialist paedophilia detectives - for example, in London and Amsterdam - who will work relentlessly to lock up predatory child abusers.

But when they try to move abroad, the potentially powerful machine starts to misfire. The result is that there is now a flourishing underground trade in boys who are being exported from the economic chaos of eastern Europe, as well as from the streets of London, to be put to work in the sex industry of western Europe. And no effective police operation to deal with it.

Predatory paedophiles cross whatever borders they like in order to pursue their obsessions; the police who might follow them are almost always trapped within their own narrow jurisdictions, partly by differences in law and procedure, partly because they lack the manpower and money to work internationally. There is an exception to this rule of parochialism, in the highly funded war against drugs, but in the perverse world of modern policing, the trafficking, rape and alleged murder of children has a far lower priority.

We have uncovered an international paedophile ring whose roots spring from Amsterdam, where, in the late 1980s, a group of British paedophiles set up a colony, exploiting the freedom of the city's gay community as cover to make a business of their fantasies.

Legal front

One of the first to do so was Alan Williams, the "Welsh Witch", who already had a vicious history of abusing boys in south Wales. Williams arrived in Amsterdam in 1988, aged 21, and soon set himself up as the manager of a gay brothel called Boys Club 21 at 21 Spuistraat, near the central station. Across the road at number 44, another British paedophile, a chubby Londoner named Warwick Spinks, then aged 25, was running a similar club called the Gay Palace. Both clubs had a legal business, running a bar and offering the services of adult male prostitutes.

But Williams and Spinks had much crueller interests. Williams had fled to the Netherlands after being convicted in Britain of indecent assaults on boys. In Amsterdam, he boasted of the day in south Wales when he had seen a 10-year-old boy on his bike, grabbed him, raped him, and, when he cried, strangled him. From Boys Clubs 21, he organised the importing of boys from Cardiff and London, inflicting intense violence on any who defied him.

Spinks had been running a mail order pornography business from Brighton, before he moved to Amsterdam, where he pioneered the trafficking of boys as young as 10 - first, from the streets of London, and, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, from the poverty of eastern Europe. Having brought them to Amsterdam, he used these "chickens" himself, sold them into the brothels or through escort agencies and put them in front of the camera. Some resisted, some ran away, but most were made to comply through the removal of their passports and doses of drugs and violence.

By 1990, these two clubs on Spuistraat, together with Boys for Men, De Boys, the Blue Boy and the Why Not, had become the busiest watering holes in the international paedophile jungle. Dutch police estimated there were 250 paedophiles involved in the production of child pornography in Amsterdam with an unknown floating population of child sex tourists from all over the world - and it was the British who formed the hard core consumers: Stephen Smith, who had helped to found the Paedophile Information Exchange, fled there when police in England prosecuted the organisation; Russell Tricker, now 58, a former private school teacher who was convicted of child sex offences in the UK, used his job as a coach driver to ferry suitable boys from London; John Broomhall opened a porn shop on Spuistraat and was caught with more than 1,000 copies of videos of under-aged boys; Mark Enfield, now 41, sold a video of himself abusing a drugged boy.

Alan Williams introduced two paedophile friends from Wales, John Gay and Lee Tucker, both of whom were to become central targets for Bristol detectives. The two men found they could sell Welsh boys into the clubs on Spuistraat and then make more money by investing in child pornography. They bought video equipment, set up TAG Films, and visited Amsterdam regularly to make films, which they sold through distributors in the US and Germany. At the time, Dutch law punished production of child pornography with a maximum sentence of only three months.

By October 1990, detectives on the old obscene publications squad at Scotland Yard were picking up worrying signals. An informant told them that someone called Alan Williams was trafficking boys into Amsterdam and that Williams had asked him to smuggle a child porn video back into the UK. Another informant told how he had smuggled a dozen tapes in the opposite direction: they had been produced, he believed, in north London, equipped with a bondage room for boys. He had delivered the tapes in Amsterdam to "Alan from Cardiff" at Boys Club 21. The informant said he had visited the Gay Palace across the road, where he watched videos of boys in bondage, aged 11 to 14, being buggered by masked men.

Soon, other informants were offering more detail. One man said he had seen Warwick Spinks selling a special video for £4,000. It showed a boy whom he thought was only eight or nine being sexually abused and tortured by two men. But the most startling allegations came from a gay man, "Frank", who had gone to Amsterdam in July 1990 and found himself caught up in this paedophile underworld. In 1993, he spoke to the same officers at Scotland Yard.

Frank told police that Warwick Spinks had invited him to come on a trip to the Canaries, where he had suggested Frank should help him sell videos and showed him a sample. Frank said he watched in growing horror as the video played out a murder - a boy who seemed to be no older than 12 was beaten and attacked with needles, before being castrated and cut open with a knife. The video seemed to have been shot in a barn, and detectives later learned that Williams and his friends had been talking about making a video in a barn that belonged to a German from one of the Spuistraat clubs.

Scotland Yard was in a difficult position: the informants were British and so was Spinks, who by this time had left Amsterdam and was living in Hastings, East Sussex. But everything else in the story was scattered round Europe. After long negotiations within Scotland Yard and with their counterparts in the Netherlands, the detectives set up Operation Framework, and, as the Guardian reported in 1997, they recruited an undercover officer to pose as a child abuser and befriend Warwick Spinks in England.

In a series of meetings, Spinks described how he picked up boys in Dresden, in Bratislava in the Czech Republic, and in Poland, where, he claimed, they cost only 10p. The undercover officer asked Spinks if he could get him a sado-masochistic video featuring boys as young as 10, and Spinks replied that he knew people in Amsterdam who could: "I know, well I knew, some people who were involved in making snuff movies and how they did it was, they only sold them in limited editions, made 10 copies or something, 10 very rich customers in America, who paid $5,000 each or something like that".

Spinks divulged no more about the video and failed to produce a copy of it. Without more evidence, Scotland Yard could not justify the expense of keeping the undercover officer or of sending officers to Amsterdam, where, in any event, they lacked police powers. They arrested Spinks in Hastings and charged him with adbucting and raping two homeless boys from the streets of London and selling one of them into a Spuistraat brothel. He was jailed for five years. But the allegation of murder would not go away. As the Guardian reported in 1997, another gay man, Edward, claimed to have seen five Amsterdam videos, each featuring the sexual torture and death of a boy. Dutch police investigated and said they could find no evidence.

Now, Terry had offered the Bristol detectives more evidence about life on Spuistraat. He explained how John Gay and Lee Tucker set themselves up as video pornographers, first taking a group of boys to an isolated farmhouse in France, and then making visits to Amsterdam to film with the boys there. And dealing with snuff movies he told how, in 1989, he had been alone in a flat which belonged to one of the key figures in the Amsterdam paedophile scene, whom he named; he had found a video and watched as it played out a murder - a boy was beaten before being castrated and cut open with a knife.

At first sight, Terry might have been describing the video Frank saw but its details differ: Frank described a video shot in a barn; Terry says his was shot in a flat. Frank described the abuse and murder of one boy; Terry says there was a second boy, who was also being abused and who was alive at the point he turned off the tape. And yet, the overlap is striking: the specific nature of the violence is identical; and Terry names the man who actually committed the killing - he is the same German whose barn was allegedly picked as a porn studio by the child porngraphers.

Terry, Frank, Edward and Spinks certainly mixed with the paedophile colony in Amsterdam in 1989/90 and all four separately claim at least one boy was killed on video. Spinks told the undercover officer that a German boy was killed; Frank says Spinks once hinted to him that a German boy named Manny had been murdered; we have confirmed from talking to boys who worked in Spuistraat at the time that a boy of that name and nationality, then 14, did disappear. Terry, however, says he thinks the victim of the video which he saw was Dutch, named Marco and probably 16.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2000/nov/27/childprotection.uk

When sex abuse can lead to murder - The Guardian (1)

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When sex abuse can lead to murder

Award-winning journalist Nick Davies concludes a series looking at the evils of paedophilia by confronting the grim mysteries of snuff movies. Today: The Amsterdam connection

Special report: child protection

Nick Davies

Monday 27 November 2000

A year after Bristol detectives finally started to unravel the ring of paedophiles who had been abusing children there for up to 20 years, they found an informant with an alarming story. The man, whom we will call Terry, had a long history of sexually abusing boys. He did not come from Bristol but, by chance, he had come across some of the paedophiles the detectives were investigating - in Amsterdam, where he said they had become involved with a group of exiled British child abusers who had succeeded in commercialising their sexual obsession. The exiled paedophiles were trafficking boys from other countries; running legitimate gay brothels and selling under-aged boys "under the counter"; they had branched out into the production of child pornography. And they had killed some of them. One boy had simply been shot through the head, Terry said: he had been causing trouble and had been executed in front of several pae dophiles. Another, he believed, had been thrown into one of the canals. But the one about whom he spoke the most was a boy who had been tortured and killed in the most painful fashion in the course of producing a pornographic video.

Terry said he had seen most of the video himself and had vomited before he could reach the end. The few detectives who specialise in the investigation of child abuse invariably say the same thing about "snuff" movies: they have often heard of them, sometimes pursued them but never found one. The videos remain one of the great unsolved mysteries of the burgeoning underworld of international sexual exploitation.

Twice told tale

Terry's account was so hideous as to invite disbelief. It was clearly possible that he was inventing the story in an attempt to curry favour with the detectives as they turned over Bristol's paedophile subculture. And yet the detectives discovered that the allegation had been made before.

Not just once but repeatedly, evidence had come to the attention of police in England and the Netherlands, that, for pleasure and profit, some of the exiled paedophiles in Amsterdam had mur dered boys in front of the camera. Some of the evidence had been pursued. Some of it had been ignored. None of it had led to a murder charge. For a short while, the Bristol detectives thought they might be able to make progress in tracking down the truth; but when two of them flew to Amsterdam in the autumn of 1998 to pass on their information to Dutch officers, they hit a wall.

Terry had described the flat in Amsterdam where he had seen the video; he had named the owner of the flat who was, by implication, also owner of the video; he had provided the name of the man who carried out the killing; he had described events on the video in detail; he had provided the approximate age and the first name of the dead boy.

Dutch police said it was not enough: without the full name of a victim, they would not begin an investigation. Having fought their way through the swamp of inertia which surrounds British policing and prosecution of child abuse, the Bristol detectives had now hit the deeper swamp of virtual paralysis that afflicts its international policing. Within their own jurisdictions, there are now specialist paedophilia detectives - for example, in London and Amsterdam - who will work relentlessly to lock up predatory child abusers.

But when they try to move abroad, the potentially powerful machine starts to misfire. The result is that there is now a flourishing underground trade in boys who are being exported from the economic chaos of eastern Europe, as well as from the streets of London, to be put to work in the sex industry of western Europe. And no effective police operation to deal with it.

Predatory paedophiles cross whatever borders they like in order to pursue their obsessions; the police who might follow them are almost always trapped within their own narrow jurisdictions, partly by differences in law and procedure, partly because they lack the manpower and money to work internationally. There is an exception to this rule of parochialism, in the highly funded war against drugs, but in the perverse world of modern policing, the trafficking, rape and alleged murder of children has a far lower priority.

We have uncovered an international paedophile ring whose roots spring from Amsterdam, where, in the late 1980s, a group of British paedophiles set up a colony, exploiting the freedom of the city's gay community as cover to make a business of their fantasies.

Legal front

One of the first to do so was Alan Williams, the "Welsh Witch", who already had a vicious history of abusing boys in south Wales. Williams arrived in Amsterdam in 1988, aged 21, and soon set himself up as the manager of a gay brothel called Boys Club 21 at 21 Spuistraat, near the central station. Across the road at number 44, another British paedophile, a chubby Londoner named Warwick Spinks, then aged 25, was running a similar club called the Gay Palace. Both clubs had a legal business, running a bar and offering the services of adult male prostitutes.

But Williams and Spinks had much crueller interests. Williams had fled to the Netherlands after being convicted in Britain of indecent assaults on boys. In Amsterdam, he boasted of the day in south Wales when he had seen a 10-year-old boy on his bike, grabbed him, raped him, and, when he cried, strangled him. From Boys Clubs 21, he organised the importing of boys from Cardiff and London, inflicting intense violence on any who defied him.

Spinks had been running a mail order pornography business from Brighton, before he moved to Amsterdam, where he pioneered the trafficking of boys as young as 10 - first, from the streets of London, and, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, from the poverty of eastern Europe. Having brought them to Amsterdam, he used these "chickens" himself, sold them into the brothels or through escort agencies and put them in front of the camera. Some resisted, some ran away, but most were made to comply through the removal of their passports and doses of drugs and violence.

By 1990, these two clubs on Spuistraat, together with Boys for Men, De Boys, the Blue Boy and the Why Not, had become the busiest watering holes in the international paedophile jungle. Dutch police estimated there were 250 paedophiles involved in the production of child pornography in Amsterdam with an unknown floating population of child sex tourists from all over the world - and it was the British who formed the hard core consumers: Stephen Smith, who had helped to found the Paedophile Information Exchange, fled there when police in England prosecuted the organisation; Russell Tricker, now 58, a former private school teacher who was convicted of child sex offences in the UK, used his job as a coach driver to ferry suitable boys from London; John Broomhall opened a porn shop on Spuistraat and was caught with more than 1,000 copies of videos of under-aged boys; Mark Enfield, now 41, sold a video of himself abusing a drugged boy.

Alan Williams introduced two paedophile friends from Wales, John Gay and Lee Tucker, both of whom were to become central targets for Bristol detectives. The two men found they could sell Welsh boys into the clubs on Spuistraat and then make more money by investing in child pornography. They bought video equipment, set up TAG Films, and visited Amsterdam regularly to make films, which they sold through distributors in the US and Germany. At the time, Dutch law punished production of child pornography with a maximum sentence of only three months.

By October 1990, detectives on the old obscene publications squad at Scotland Yard were picking up worrying signals. An informant told them that someone called Alan Williams was trafficking boys into Amsterdam and that Williams had asked him to smuggle a child porn video back into the UK. Another informant told how he had smuggled a dozen tapes in the opposite direction: they had been produced, he believed, in north London, equipped with a bondage room for boys. He had delivered the tapes in Amsterdam to "Alan from Cardiff" at Boys Club 21. The informant said he had visited the Gay Palace across the road, where he watched videos of boys in bondage, aged 11 to 14, being buggered by masked men.

Soon, other informants were offering more detail. One man said he had seen Warwick Spinks selling a special video for £4,000. It showed a boy whom he thought was only eight or nine being sexually abused and tortured by two men. But the most startling allegations came from a gay man, "Frank", who had gone to Amsterdam in July 1990 and found himself caught up in this paedophile underworld. In 1993, he spoke to the same officers at Scotland Yard.

Frank told police that Warwick Spinks had invited him to come on a trip to the Canaries, where he had suggested Frank should help him sell videos and showed him a sample. Frank said he watched in growing horror as the video played out a murder - a boy who seemed to be no older than 12 was beaten and attacked with needles, before being castrated and cut open with a knife. The video seemed to have been shot in a barn, and detectives later learned that Williams and his friends had been talking about making a video in a barn that belonged to a German from one of the Spuistraat clubs.

Scotland Yard was in a difficult position: the informants were British and so was Spinks, who by this time had left Amsterdam and was living in Hastings, East Sussex. But everything else in the story was scattered round Europe. After long negotiations within Scotland Yard and with their counterparts in the Netherlands, the detectives set up Operation Framework, and, as the Guardian reported in 1997, they recruited an undercover officer to pose as a child abuser and befriend Warwick Spinks in England.

In a series of meetings, Spinks described how he picked up boys in Dresden, in Bratislava in the Czech Republic, and in Poland, where, he claimed, they cost only 10p. The undercover officer asked Spinks if he could get him a sado-masochistic video featuring boys as young as 10, and Spinks replied that he knew people in Amsterdam who could: "I know, well I knew, some people who were involved in making snuff movies and how they did it was, they only sold them in limited editions, made 10 copies or something, 10 very rich customers in America, who paid $5,000 each or something like that".

Spinks divulged no more about the video and failed to produce a copy of it. Without more evidence, Scotland Yard could not justify the expense of keeping the undercover officer or of sending officers to Amsterdam, where, in any event, they lacked police powers. They arrested Spinks in Hastings and charged him with adbucting and raping two homeless boys from the streets of London and selling one of them into a Spuistraat brothel. He was jailed for five years. But the allegation of murder would not go away. As the Guardian reported in 1997, another gay man, Edward, claimed to have seen five Amsterdam videos, each featuring the sexual torture and death of a boy. Dutch police investigated and said they could find no evidence.

Now, Terry had offered the Bristol detectives more evidence about life on Spuistraat. He explained how John Gay and Lee Tucker set themselves up as video pornographers, first taking a group of boys to an isolated farmhouse in France, and then making visits to Amsterdam to film with the boys there. And dealing with snuff movies he told how, in 1989, he had been alone in a flat which belonged to one of the key figures in the Amsterdam paedophile scene, whom he named; he had found a video and watched as it played out a murder - a boy was beaten before being castrated and cut open with a knife.

At first sight, Terry might have been describing the video Frank saw but its details differ: Frank described a video shot in a barn; Terry says his was shot in a flat. Frank described the abuse and murder of one boy; Terry says there was a second boy, who was also being abused and who was alive at the point he turned off the tape. And yet, the overlap is striking: the specific nature of the violence is identical; and Terry names the man who actually committed the killing - he is the same German whose barn was allegedly picked as a porn studio by the child porngraphers.

Terry, Frank, Edward and Spinks certainly mixed with the paedophile colony in Amsterdam in 1989/90 and all four separately claim at least one boy was killed on video. Spinks told the undercover officer that a German boy was killed; Frank says Spinks once hinted to him that a German boy named Manny had been murdered; we have confirmed from talking to boys who worked in Spuistraat at the time that a boy of that name and nationality, then 14, did disappear. Terry, however, says he thinks the victim of the video which he saw was Dutch, named Marco and probably 16.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2000/nov/27/childprotection.uk

 

Manuel Schadwald - Die Welt (1)

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Auf den Spuren der verlorenen Kinder

1996 schockierte Kinderschänder Dutroux die Welt. Er war vermutlich Teil eines Netzwerks mit Verbindungen in höchste Kreise. Viele die mit dem Fall zu tun hatten, starben unter mysteriösen Umständen.Eine Chronik – 24. Juli 1993: Manuel Schadwald, damals zwölf Jahre alt, verschwindet an einem Samstagvormittag. Er sagte seiner Mutter, er wolle in einen Berliner Freizeitpark. Dort kam er allerdings nie an. 16. Juni 1994: Ein Mann ruft bei einer Berliner Beratungsstelle an und sagt, Manuel sei in Amsterdam gestorben. Die Berliner Polizei bittet die Kollegen dort um Hilfe. Die Beamten ermitteln einige Monate in der Rotterdamer Kinderprostitutionsszene, zunächst erfolglos. Im Juni 1995 gibt es einen neuen Hinweis. Demnach wurde Schadwald nach Holland verschleppt. Wenn Jean Lambrecks über die Kindheit seiner Tochter spricht, verschwindet die Traurigkeit aus seinem Gesicht. Dann vergisst er für wenige Momente, was Belgiens bekanntester Verbrecher Marc Dutroux seiner Eefje angetan hat. Erinnert sich, wie liebevoll sie war, als Kind schon, wie spontan, interessiert. Vor allem an Technik und Musik. Ihre Noten waren gut, das Abitur hatte sie ja gerade erst erfolgreich bestanden. Journalistin wollte sie werden, sagt Jean Lambrecks, "sie wollte über andere Menschen berichten".

Stattdessen wurde über sie berichtet, weltweit. Über das 19-jährige Mädchen, das vergewaltigt, gefesselt und betäubt worden war. Das in eine Plastikfolie eingewickelt und lebendig begraben wurde auf einem Grundstück nahe der trostlosen Stadt Charleroi in der Wallonie, Belgien. Wo man sie schließlich verscharrt unter einem Schuppen fand. Die Traurigkeit ist in das Gesicht des 67-Jährigen längst zurückgekehrt. Er erinnert sich noch genau.

Eefje hatte mit ihrer Freundin An Marchal Urlaub an der belgischen Küste in Westende gemacht. Von einem Ausflug kamen sie nicht zurück. Blieben verschwunden, trotz umfangreicher Suchaktionen. Monate, ein Jahr.

Gefoltert und vergewaltigt

376 Tage später, am 3. September 1996, wurden ihre Leichen ausgegraben. Drei Wochen, nachdem Marc Dutroux in Belgien verhaftet worden war, das Ausmaß seiner Verbrechen langsam offenbar wurde. Zwei weitere Mädchen hatte er vergraben, zwei konnte die Polizei aus einem geheimen Verlies im Keller seines Hauses befreien. Alle Mädchen waren gefoltert und vergewaltigt worden.

Am 13. August 1996 wurde Marc Dutroux festgenommen

Der Skandal um Marc Dutroux erschütterte Belgien in den Neunzigerjahren nachhaltig und sorgte weltweit für Entsetzen. Wie konnte es sein, dass ein polizeibekannter Sexualstraftäter, der wegen Entführung und Missbrauch bereits mehrere Jahre in Haft gesessen hatte, nicht früher gefasst worden war? Wie war ein Mensch zu so grausamen Verbrechen an Kindern in der Lage?

2004 fand schließlich der Prozess statt, Marc Dutroux wurde zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt. Aber Zweifel begleiteten den Fall weiter. Vor wenigen Wochen erst veröffentlichte die belgische Zeitschrift "Le Soir Magazine" eine Umfrage zum Fall Dutroux. Das Ergebnis: 80 Prozent der Befragten sind der Meinung, dass die Wahrheit nicht bekannt sei – fast 20 Jahre nach der Verhaftung des Kindermörders. Wurde wirklich alles getan, um den Fall aufzuklären? Gibt es noch weitere Opfer? Und weitere Täter? Fragen, die lauter werden.

Hoffnung auf Aufklärung

Der Mann mit den blassblauen Augen nippt am Rotwein, während er am Kamin eines belgischen Landgasthofs in der Nähe von Hasselt von seiner langen Suche nach der Wahrheit erzählt. Das Essen rührt Jean Lambrecks kaum an. Es fällt ihm an diesem Mai-Abend sichtlich schwer, über all das zu reden. Seine Hand liegt auf der seiner neuen Lebensgefährtin Els Schreurs. Sie beschäftigt sich inzwischen fast genauso intensiv mit dem Fall wie Lambrecks. Als sie sich 2009 kennengelernt haben, war Els Schreurs sofort klar, wie viel Raum der Fall im Leben dieses Mannes einnahm, und vor allem die Hoffnung auf Aufklärung. Ihr ging es bald ähnlich.

Der Mörder von Eefje verbüßt eine lebenslange Haftstrafe im Gefängnis, aber Ruhe fanden sie nicht. "Man will uns und die Weltöffentlichkeit glauben lassen, dass Dutroux ein Einzeltäter war. Aber das stimmt nicht. Wir haben sehr viele Hinweise darauf, dass er Teil eines Netzwerkes war, das nicht nur in Belgien existierte."

Der Vater des Dutroux-Opfers Eefje Lambrecks und seine Lebensgefährtin haben jahrelang Informationen gesammelt

Jean Lambrecks und seine Lebensgefährtin tragen fast jeden Tag Informationen zu dem Dutroux-Komplex zusammen, wollen jetzt darüber sprechen. Es gebe zahlreiche Spuren, sagen sie, unter anderem nach Deutschland und in die Niederlande. "Sie werden bis heute von den Behörden vertuscht. Vermutlich deshalb, weil Geheimdienste eine Rolle spielen. Schließlich geht es um Erpressung von einflussreichen Persönlichkeiten mit Kindersex", sagt Els Schreurs.

Dutroux hatte die Kontakte ins europäische Ausland

Tatsächlich spricht auch Marc Dutroux selbst von kriminellen Strukturen mit Kontakten in hohe Gesellschaftskreise. "Ja, es gibt ein Netzwerk, das sind Schwerverbrecher. Ich stand in Verbindung mit bestimmten Leuten aus dem Netzwerk", sagte er schon beim Prozess im Jahr 2004. 2012 schrieb der Mörder einen handschriftlichen Brief an den Vater eines des anderen getöteten Mädchen, Julie Lejeune. Auch darin behauptet Dutroux, dass er "auf dem Altar der Interessen der kriminell Unantastbaren" geopfert werde, die tadellos organisiert seien und über Mittel verfügten, "die königlichen Institutionen" zu beeinflussen. Zum Fall Eefje schreibt Dutroux dort, dass vonseiten der Justiz alles unternommen worden sei, "damit die Wahrheit nur bei einem Einzeltäter gesucht wurde".

Wer diese "kriminell Unantastbaren" waren, das sagt Dutroux bis heute nicht.

Jean Lambrecks und seine Lebensgefährtin glauben dem Mörder seiner Tochter in diesem einen Punkt. "Er war eine Art Händler", sagt Els Schreurs. Dutroux habe Kontakte ins europäische Ausland. Er sei unter anderem mit einem Pädophilenring in den Niederlanden vernetzt gewesen, der für die Verschleppung von Jungen aus Polen und Deutschland in Kinderbordelle nach Rotterdam und Amsterdam verantwortlich war.

Manuel Schadwald ist einfach verschwunden

Tatsächlich war Marc Dutroux in den Niederlanden unterwegs, er ist dort mehrfach im Milieu gesehen worden, das bestätigen Augenzeugen. In Amsterdam stand er in Kontakt mit Menschen aus der Szene, verkehrte in den einschlägigen Lokalen. Und in Amsterdam verlieren sich in diesen Jahren auch die Spuren anderer Kinder. Etwa die des seit 1993 vermissten Berliners Manuel Schadwald, einer der bekanntesten Vermisstenfälle der Bundesrepublik.

Es gibt keine Leiche in diesem Fall, es gibt keinen Mörder. Der damals Zwölfjährige ist einfach verschwunden. Aber es häufen sich die Hinweise, dass es Zusammenhänge gibt zwischen dem Verschwinden Manuel Schadwalds und dem Tod des belgischen Mädchens Eefje Lambrecks.

"Es gibt Parallelen zwischen dem Tod meiner Tochter und dem Verschwinden des Berliner Jungen. In beiden Fällen ist die ganze Wahrheit bislang nicht bekannt. Irgendjemand hat ein großes Interesse daran, das Ausmaß der Verbrechen zu verschleiern", sagt Jean Lambrecks in dem Landgasthof an diesem Tag. Immer wieder wird er still. Und schaut lange in das Feuer des Kamins. Er und seine Lebensgefährtin haben sich in den vergangenen Jahren auch intensiv mit dem Fall Schadwald beschäftigt. Zeitungsartikel studiert, Zeugen getroffen, Unterlagen ausgewertet. Jean Lambrecks sagt: "Es gibt mittlerweile genügend Hinweise darauf, dass der Junge in die niederländische Kinderprostitutions-Szene verschleppt wurde."

Hinweise in Richtung Kinderprostitutions-Szene

Manuel Schadwald verschwand an einem Sonnabend, es war der 24. Juli 1993. Er wollte in ein Freizeitzentrum im Berliner Stadtteil Köpenick, sagte seine Mutter später. Doch dort kam er nie an. Manuel war ein hübscher Junge mit dunklen Haaren und zarten Gesichtszügen. Freunde beschrieben ihn als schüchtern, sensibel und introvertiert. Die Eltern hatten sich früh getrennt, Mitschüler sollen der Polizei später berichtet haben, dass sich die Mutter nicht ausreichend um ihren Sohn gekümmert und ihn manchmal über Nacht allein gelassen habe. Trotzdem war er ein guter Schüler. Er sollte nach der Grundschule auf das Gymnasium wechseln. Aber dann verschwand er.

Vier Jahre später, im November 1997, tauchte der Name des Berliner Jungen plötzlich wieder auf. Ein niederländischer Fernsehsender berichtete von dem Verdacht, dass Manuel Schadwald auf einem Kinderporno-Film zu sehen sei. Die deutschen Medien reagierten sofort, die Öffentlichkeit war schockiert.

Die Berliner Polizei dementierte schnell, dass der Junge auf dem Video Manuel Schadwald gewesen sei. Sie machte allerdings nicht öffentlich, dass es in den Jahren zuvor tatsächlich zahlreiche Hinweise an die Ermittler zu dem Verschwinden des Jungen gegeben hatte. Und dass diese Hinweise auch in die Richtung der Kinderprostitutions-Szene in den Niederlanden deuteten.

Ergebnislose Suche

So erhielt die Berliner Polizei bereits im Juni 1994 – also nicht einmal ein Jahr nach Manuel Schadwalds Verschwinden – eine wichtige Information. Damals hatte ein Mann bei der Beratungsstelle für schwule und bisexuelle Männer "Mann-O-Meter" im Berliner Stadtteil Schöneberg angerufen und folgende Nachricht hinterlassen: "Ja, ich möchte meinen Namen nicht nennen. Ich wollte nur sagen, ich hab Beweise, dass der kleine Manuel in Amsterdam, ja in Amsterdam, in Holland, dass der tot ist. Ich hab wirklich Beweise dafür." Anschließend erfolgte die Beschreibung eines Mannes. "Wenn ihr ihn habt, habt ihr auch die Leiche von Manuel in Amsterdam."

http://www.welt.de/vermischtes/article143879658/Auf-den-Spuren-der-verlorenen-Kinder.html

18-12-14

Austria: disguised murders

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CH Schachenstrasse 11, 6010 Kriens,                                     former Canton Police Luzern -
   Viktor Berisha (42) (scopolamin)                                     to 2008
   27 Februar 2013 "amok" (disguised murder)


about CH Kasimir-Pfyffer-Strasse 26, 6002 Luzern,                       Canton Police Luzern -
                                                                        since 2008

after CH Sagenstrasse 43, 6030 Ebikon,                                  residential Address
         Kevin Chew  (26)
         22 June 2012 (disguised murder)


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CH Sagenstrasse 43, 6030 Ebikon,                                        residential Address
   Kevin Chew  (26)
   22 June 2012 (disguised murder)


about CH Bundesrain 20, 3003 Bern,                                      Federal Office of Justice

after CH Sulgeneckstrasse 19, 3007 Bern,                                USA Embassy - CIA (NORAD/NATO)


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CH Bäumleingasse 2, 4051 Basel,                                         P26 - Gladio


about CH Papiermühlestrasse 20, 3003 Bern,                              Federal Intelligence Service - NDB

after CH Alpenstrasse 32, 3006 Bern,                                    Israel Embassy - MOSSAD


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CH Bäumleingasse 2, 4051 Basel,                                         P26 - Gladio


about CH Bundesplatz 3, 3005 Bern,                                      Federal House

after CH Bundesrain 20, 3003 Bern,                                      Federal Office of Justice


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CH Aabachstrasse 1, 6301 Zug,                                           Directorate of Security
                                                                        Canton Zug


about CH Bahnhofplatz, 6300 Zug,                                        Train Station/
         Olivia Ostergaard (20) (student)                               Last seen
         26 March 2013/16 April 2013 (disguised murder)

about CH Aachmülistrasse, 9122 Mogelsberg,                              Last seen ?
         Peter Roth (5)
         12 May 1984 missing

about CH Städelistr. 5, 9403 Goldach,                                   residential Address
         Brigitte Meier (17)
         31 July 1982/03 October 1982

after CH Städelistr. 6, 9403 Goldach,                                   residential Address
         Karin Gattiker (15)
         31 July 1982/03 October 1982


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CH Rennweg 7, 8001 Zürich,                                              Hotel Widder
   Sandro Bickel (16) (Job)
   08 June 2008 (disguised murder)


about CH Kasernenstrasse 29, Zürich,                                    Zurich Cantonal Police
         Friedrich Leibacher
         27 September 2001 "amok Zug/ZG" (disguised murder)
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         Sandro Bickel (16)
         08 June 2008 (disguised murder)
         -
         Rabbi Abraham Grünbaum - Orthodox rabbi (from Israel)
         07 June 2001 murdered
         -
         Jean-Jacques Griessen (60)
         Private Investigators - Barschel CDU Germany/CH Geneva
         09 November 1992 (disguised murder)
         -
         ...

after CH Shopping-Brücke, 5436 Würenlos,                                Motorway Service Station A1/
         Sandro Bickel (16)                                             Scene of the Crime -
         08 June 2008 (disguised murder)                                River Limmat


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CH Hohlstr. 47, 8004 Zürich,                                            Bar Red Lips/
   Jean-Jacques Griessen (60)                                           Scene of the Crime
   09 November 1992 (disguised murder)


about CH Kasernenstrasse 29, Zürich,                                    Zurich Cantonal Police
         Friedrich Leibacher
         27 September 2001 "amok Zug/ZG" (disguised murder)
         -
         Sandro Bickel (16)
         08 June 2008 (disguised murder)
         -
         Rabbi Abraham Grünbaum - Orthodox rabbi (from Israel)
         07 June 2001 murdered
         -
         Jean-Jacques Griessen (60)
         Private Investigators - Barschel CDU Germany/CH Geneva
         09 November 1992 (disguised murder)
         -
         ...

after CH Limmatquai 61, 8001 Zürich,                                    Canton Police


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CH Sihlquai 255, 8005 Zürich,                                           Last seen
   Angela Alexandra Yanez Iza (20)
   29 July 2007 missing  (from D 51491 Overath)


about CH Kasernenstrasse 29, Zürich,                                    Zurich Cantonal Police
         Friedrich Leibacher
         27 September 2001 "amok Zug/ZG" (disguised murder)
         -
         Sandro Bickel (16)
         08 June 2008 (disguised murder)
         -
         Rabbi Abraham Grünbaum - Orthodox rabbi (from Israel)
         07 June 2001 murdered
         -
         Jean-Jacques Griessen (60)
         Private Investigators - Barschel CDU Germany/CH Geneva
         09 November 1992 (disguised murder)
         -
         ...

after CH Seestrasse 204, 8802 Kilchberg,                                Chocolate Factories
         15 December 2014 Sydney "ISIS Attack"                          Lindt & Sprüngli


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CH Lavaterstrasse 33, 8002 Zürich,                                      B'nai B'rith -
                                                                        Jewish Masonic Lodge


about CH Sihlquai 255, 8005 Zürich,                                     Last seen
         Angela Alexandra Yanez Iza (20)
         29 July 2007 missing  (from D 51491 Overath)

after CH Dorfstrasse 35, 8192 Glattfelden,                              residential Address
         Sandro Bickel (16)
         08 June 2008 (disguised murder)


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CH Limmatquai 61, 8001 Zürich,                                          Canton Police Zürich


about CH Rennweg 7, 8001 Zürich,                                        Hotel Widder
         Sandro Bickel (16) (Job)
         08 June 2008 (disguised murder)

after CH Badenerstrasse 414, 8004 Zürich,                               MEBO Telecommunication AG
         Edwin Bollier
         Lockerbie  Pan Am 103 - 21 December 1988


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CH Kramgasse 20, 3011 Bern,                                             Police and Military Directorate


about CH Bundesrain 20, 3003 Bern,                                      Federal Office of Justice

about CH Sulgeneckstrasse 19, 3007 Bern,                                US Embassy - CIA

after CH Hauptstrasse 34, 3186 Düdingen,                                residential Address
         Alessandro Michele Fiorenza (19)
         07 May 2010/21 May 2010 (disguised murder)


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CH Hauptstrasse 46, 4552 Derendingen,                                   J. Luxik Weapons
   Ceska 83 + sound absorber  "NSU Germany"


about CH Sagenmattstraße 11, 6003 Luzern,                               Scene of the Crime/
         Kevin Chew  (26)                                               Locality
         22 June 2012 (disguised murder)

after CH Hirschengraben 7, 6003 Luzern,                                 Marc Rich Foundation For Education               Marc Rich (Marcell Reich)                                      Culture And Welfare
         CIA, Mossad and the Russian-Jewish Mafia


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CH Chateau Gütsch, 6003 Luzern,                                         EM-Party Gütsch/
   Kevin Chew (26)                                                      Last seen
   22.06.2012 (disguised murder)


about CH Sagenstrasse 43, 6030 Ebikon,                                  residential Address
         Kevin Chew  (26)
         22.06.2012 (disguised murder)

after CH Baarermattstrasse 3, 6340 Zug-Baar,                            Glencore International AG
         Marc Rich (Marcell Reich)
         CIA, Mossad and the Russian-Jewish Mafia


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CH Obertorplatz 5, 5620 Bremgarten,                                     Locality - Post
   Patric Gubler (19)
   14 March 2012/23 March 2012 (disguised murder)


about CH Schneitstr. 6315 Oberägeri                                     Locality - Hut
         Olivia Ostergaard  (20) (student)
         26 March 2013/16 April 2013

after CH Fichtenstrasse 13, 6315 Oberägeri,                             residential Address - Family
         Olivia Ostergaard  (20) (student)
         26 March 2013/16 April 2013


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CH Bahnhofplatz, 6300 Zug,                                              Train Station/
   Olivia Ostergaard (20) (student)                                     Last seen
   26 March 2013/16 April 2013 (disguised murder)


about CH Seestrasse 2, 6300 Zug,                                        Government Zug/
         Friedrich Leibacher                                            Scene of the Crime
         27 September 2001 "amok"  (disguised murder)

after CH Hofstrasse 41, 6300 Zug,                                       2. residential Address ?
         Olivia Ostergaard (20) (student)
         26 March 2013/16 April 2013 (disguised murder)

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09-11-14

Childabuse: Belgian government

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Belgian government finally says that the activists of the Belgian association Werkgroep Morkhoven are right: child pornography and child pornography networks must be fought.

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“Child porn taken down too slowly”

Fri 10/10/2014 - Lynn Baes “Belgium is lagging behind in the ongoing battle against child pornography”, according to Child Focus spokeswoman Heid De Pauw. Especially when it comes to taking down the images, Belgium needs to up its game, she told the daily ‘De Standaard’.

Annually, Child Focus receives around 1,300 anonymous notifications about child pornography through their dedicated website. While it is a positive thing that people are notifying them about these harmful images, there’s not much Child Focus can do about it.

In Belgium, it is forbidden to view child pornography. Thus, if an organisation like Child Focus visits the websites to analyse the images, they are breaking the law and could be prosecuted. While in reality the chance of Child Focus being prosecuted is very small, the images they analysed could be seen as illegal evidence in court.

As a result, Child Focus forwards the notifications and complaints to the Human Trafficking Division of the Federal Police. “The police has to analyse all the notifications to get rid of duplicate or wrongful complaints”, according to Ms De Pauw. “We could do this ourselves.”

The strict Belgian laws also hinder the effort of taking these images down rapidly. “The initiatives that came into action after the Dutroux scandal, made Belgium a harbinger in the battle against child pornography. However, these days, we are bringing up the rear.”

http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/News/1.2115016

14-10-14

Tiene México 45 mil niños desaparecidos

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http://elmanana.com.mx/noticia/37204/Tiene-Mexico-45-mil-nios-desaparecidos.html

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El caso de pornografía infantil Zandvoort - Partidos politicos exigen explicaciones sobre de pederastas

Dos partidos políticos holandeses, uno de la oposición y otro de gobierno, han exigido a la ministra de Justicia, Winnie Sorgdrager, que explique en el Parlamento el reciente descubrimiento de una red de pornografía infantil en InternetPartidos politicos exigen explicaciones sobre de pederastas

Agencia EFE / Julio 23 de 1998

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Dos partidos políticos holandeses, uno de la oposición y otro de gobierno, han exigido a la ministra de Justicia, Winnie Sorgdrager, que explique en el Parlamento el reciente descubrimiento de una red de pornografía infantil en Internet. 
El grupo parlamentario democristiano (CDA), en la oposición, y los Liberales de derecha (VVD), en la coalición gubernamental, quieren una "minuciosa investigación" sobre la forma en la que la justicia ha afrontado el caso. 
Desde que fue descubierta la red de pornografía infantil, que tenía su central en la localidad holandesa de Zandvoort, Sorgdrager no ha realizado declaraciones y la prensa publicó fuertes críticas a la "permisividad" de la policía frente a estos delitos. 
El VVD y el CDA quieren que Sorgdrager explique los motivos por los que la policía no actuó a tiempo en el caso, a pesar de haber recibido las primeras pistas hace un año y por qué aún es posible obtener las imágenes distribuidas por esa red criminal en páginas holandesas de Internet. 
Por su parte, el Grupo Civil de denuncias de pornografía infantil amenazó hoy con suspender completamente sus actividades el 1 de de septiembre si la justicia continúa "colocando como última prioridad los delitos sexuales contra niños". 
El grupo, uno de los más conocidos en Holanda, aseguró que es "frustrante" seguir con sus investigaciones sin recibir ninguna subvención gubernamental y ningún apoyo policial. 
Los medios de comunicación en Holanda han criticado abiertamente a la policía desde que se reveló que ya hace un año tenían pistas y evidencias sobre al red de pederastas en Internet. 
En junio de 1997, agentes policiales confiscaron material y ordenadores del piso de Zandvoort, la central de la red criminal, pero no continuaron con la investigación porque en Holanda no está penalizado por la ley la posesión de material pornográfico. 
El descubrimiento de la red de Zandvoort, un idílico balneario holandés, conmocionó a la opinión pública del país e internacional. 
Gracias a las investigaciones y denuncias de la organización belga "Morkhoven", la red quedó al descubierto y fueron confiscadas nueve mil fotografías y cientos de videos y disquetes con imágenes de agresiones sexuales y violaciones a niños, incluidos bebés de entre los 12 y 18 meses

http://www.caracol.com.co/noticias/entretenimiento/partidos-politicos-exigen-explicaciones-sobre-red-de-pederastas/19980723/nota/42318.aspx

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La justicia belga detuvo el caso de pornografía infantil Zandvoort con 88 539 víctimas en el encubrimiento. Más información a través de Google.

Jan Boeykens, El Presidente del grupo de 'Werkgroep Morkhoven' luchando contra las autoridades belgas por mas de 20 años.

14-08-14

Fighting child abuse: Morkhoven Group, Belgium

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The Morkhoven Group fighting child abuse exists 25 years.

Picture: Jan Boeykens, Chairman of the Morkhoven Group.  As a result of his enduring struggle and support to Morkhoven activist Marcel Vervloesem, he is constantly threatened by pedophiles, politicians and Belgian Justice. Especially the Flemish socialist party plays an important role in the protection of pedophiles. After the Dutroux case, Belgian pedophiles, politicians and magistrates work together to cover child abuse.

16-05-14

Pedophilia: Marcel Vervloesem is back home

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Marcel Vervloesem was for 3 weeks in the hospital as a result of severe burns. He is now back home. 

The accident was the result of other health problems (heart, kidney, diabetes,) 
Doctors say he could have been death  when he lost consciousness.
Belgian justice remains to cover up the Zandvoort child pornography case and wants to prosecute Vervloesem until he dies.  Belgian corrupt politicians support this policy.

07-01-14

Child abusers still protected by Belgian government


The File of Shame 1/2 (le Fichier de la Honte... door Jane Burgermeister



The File of Shame 2/2 (le Fichier de la Honte... door Jane Burgermeister

The world is full of hypocrites 

On the one hand they say they fight child abuse.
On the other hand they do everything to protect their friends...

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Belgian justice and politicians have decided to prosecute and lock up activist Marcel Vervloesem again. More than 10 years ago, Marcel Vervloesem revealed the Zandvoort child porn case.

As happened in 1998, the complaint against Vervloesem was organized by his half-brother Victor and was combined with a campaign of terror and death threats against his daughter and his 15 -year-old granddaughter. That lasted for months.

The authorities closed at the same time all the blogs of the Group Morkhoven for months
It was a combined and very well-planned action.

The complaints of Marcel Vervloesem and his daughter which was even the victim of an attempted assassination, were never investigated.

The Group Morkhoven has the impression that Prime Minister Di Rupo, the Interior Minister J. Milquet and Justice Minister A. Turtelboom are blocking the investigation.

The police and judiciary inspections did nothing.

Some days ago, Jan Boeykens, president of the Morkhoven Group, wrote Minister Milquet and the chief of the Federal Police: they don't answer.

Marcel Vervloesem is banned since 2006 to talk the press which was covering up the Zandvoort case but some journalists have still some questions.

He is still banned to see the other members of the direction board od the Morkhoven Group who visited him during two years,  every week, in prison.
He can not work for organizations combating child abuse and should not travel abroad.

Over 130 days, there are elections in Belgium and the Morkhoven Group decided to start long-term actions again.

11-02-13

Trafficking of Women in the Balkans: A Modern-Day Slavery

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Over the past decade, “trafficking in persons” or “human trafficking” for commercial sexual exploitation has been one of the fastest growing areas of international organized criminal activity. In simplest terms, human trafficking is “a cruel, ruthless, and cynical form of human exploitation, a serious crime, and a gross violation of human dignity.” In legal terms, it is “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve consent of a person having control over an-other person for the purpose of exploitation.”

Even though the terms “human trafficking” and “human smuggling” are at times used interchangeably, the critical factor that distinguishes trafficking from smuggling is the use of force, coercion and/or deception in order to exploit the victims. In other words, while human smuggling refers only to the illegal transport of a person across international borders for benefit or profit and does not necessarily entail exploitation, human trafficking entails sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery, or practices similar to slavery.

Each year, hundred thousands, even millions of persons are trafficked and used as commodities. According to the United States Department of State, 700,000 to 2 million people, of whom 35% are under the age of 18, are trafficked each year. According to the United Nations (UN) estimates of 2008, about 2.5 million people from 127 countries have been trafficked to 137 countries in that particular year for purposes such as forced labor, sexual exploitation, the removal of organs, and forced marriages. In addition, 2009 estimates of Amnesty International indicate that 4 million people are trafficked or smuggled across borders annually. In addition to international trafficking, internal trafficking—trafficking that does not cross national borders—claims an estimated additional four to twenty-seven million persons to that figures. These worrying numbers indeed reveal a human tragedy of massive proportions.

By Arda Bilgen on 25/3/2012

http://www.europeanstrategist.eu/2012/03/trafficking-of-women-in-the-balkans-a-modern-day-slavery/

30-01-13

Freedom of Press in Europe

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January 29, 2013

During more than 10 years, Marcel Vervloesem,  member of the direction board of our association ‘Werkgroep Morkhoven’ which is welknown for the revelation of the Zandvoort childporn case, has been prosecuted by the Belgian government.

Since 6 years he has an interdiction to talk the press.
Since 3 years he has an interdiction to meet the other members of the direction board of our association while these people were visiting him during 2 years every week in  prison where he was locked up after false complaints of some pedo-criminals.
Since 3 years he has an interdiction to work with assocations which are fighting child abuse.
During the first year of his liberation he had an interdiction to travel to other member-states of the European Union.
Since 3 years he has an interdiction to meet his own daughter and granddaughter.

On 17.12.2012 Vervloesem’s daughter received a death threath which was submitted to the police. The man who went the message with the death threat, was not arrested by police. Belgian Justice opened no investigation. The Belgian minister of Justice (Turtelboom, liberal party) and the Belgian minister of Home Affairs (Milquet, christian-democratic party) were not responding our complaints. Vervloesem’s daughter and granddaughter received for more than four weeks death threats. On a given moment Vervloesem’s daughter was even victim of a car attack. The Belgian ministers were written again but they didn’t respond. At the same time, all our skynet-blogs were encrypted during more than 4 weeks and all their webpages were removed from the internet. So it was clear that this was a planned action and some Belgian authorities which covered the Zandvoort case by accusing Marcel Vervloesem, were involved in it again.

When Marcel Vervloesem was liberated from prison on the aforementioned conditionel grounds in 2010, the members of the direction board of our association were also threathened with death during several weeks. As was the case with the death threats during the past 4 weeks, we received every night phones with death threats which we complained to the Brussels police.

At the beginning of last year (2012), Marcel Vervloesem was again accused of ‘sexual abuse’. As was the case in 1998, when the Zandvoort childporn case was international news, it was done by means of a story in the local edition of the newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.
After Vervloesem was called a ‘dangerous repeat offender’, he was locked up in prison. At the same time his granddaughter was threathened with death. The death threat came from the a criminal that is also involved in the recent death threats.
He was not arrested.
We wrote also to the Belgian minister of Justice who appointed a magistrate from the Court of Turnhout (where the Zandvoort case was covered up) as her chief of cabinet. We are still waiting for her answer.
It is clear that these criminals don’t act alone and that they are protected by Belgian justice.

We wrote also about it all to Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, who is coming up for ‘more press freedom in Europe’. We are waiting for her answer.
On a European Parliament Seminar on ‘Media Freedom in the EU Member States’ past year, Neelie Kroes stated: ‘To be clear: I follow developments in other Member States as well. Very recently, a Greek extreme-right party made death threats against a Greek journalist. I am very concerned about such threats – I denounce them. These incidents show that, apart from being concerned over protection of journalists’ sources, although clearly very important, we have to think harder about how to protect journalists themselves – and anyone who uses his right to speak up – from physical or verbal violence.’

We wrote also the members of the European Parliament which are politically responsible for the respect of the human rights in Europe.

We are starting now to write to the ILO Committee on Freedom of Association and to all the international organisms, press agencies, embassies, consulates, and so on.

Some years ago, Gina Bernard-Pardaens, a journalist of the Belgian television channel RTBF who was searching with Marcel Vervloesem for the German boy Manuel Schadwald who disappeared in the youth prostitution, was threathened with death during several months.
Her phone line (Belgacom, owner of our skynetblogs) was constantly sabotaged.
Her son was victim of a car-attack but fortunately he was not wounded.
Some weeks before her death, Belgian Justice interrogated Gina on a very intimidating way about Manuel Schadwald.
Some days after she had written a farewell letter, she was murdered in a so called ‘car-accident’. (In the Dutroux case, about 30 witnesses were murdered in so called ‘accidents’.

Marie France-Botte who is well-known for her work about child abuse, was also continuously bullied and prosecuted by Belgian Justice that acts as a murderous state organization and that has strong ties with the mafia.

Jan Boeykens, president of Werkgroep Morkhoven
werkgroepmorkhoven@gmail.com
http://morkhoven.wordpress.com/
http://werkgroep-morkhoven.skynetblogs.be/

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Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission
European Parliament Seminar on Media Freedom in the EU Member States
Brussels, 8 May 2012
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-12-335_en.htm

Blog of Neelie KROES
‘Freedom of Expression’
Defending media pluralism in Hungary
http://blogs.ec.europa.eu/neelie-kroes/tag/freedom-of-exp...

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission
http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/about/cv/i...

“European Charter on Freedom of the Press”
http://www.pressfreedom.eu/fr/index.php

The ILO Committee on Freedom of Association – supervisory body
ILO names five countries for serious violations of freedom of association
http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCM...

Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights
1. Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of association with others, including the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.
2. No restrictions shall be placed on the exercise of these rights other than such as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others. This article shall not prevent the imposition of lawful restrictions on the exercise of these rights by members of the armed forces, of the police or of the administration of the State.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_11_of_the_European_C...

Freedom of association is guaranteed at the European level in article 12 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
http://legislationline.org/topics/organisation/6/topic/1

Constitution of Belgium – The Belgians and their rights
Article 19 guarantees the freedom of speech by stipulating that everyone has the right to express his or her opinion freely.
Article 25 of the Constitution guarantees the freedom of the press and stipulates that censorship can never be established. Article 26 protects the freedom of assembly by determining that everyone has the right to gather peaceably and without arms. Article 27 guarantees the freedom of association.
The Belgians enjoy also the rights enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_Belgium

Zandvoort case and the scandal of Marcel Vervloesem detention on BFM-TV (English, French, Italian)
http://fondationprincessedecroy.morkhoven.org/001-BFM-TV_...

Zandvoort case – prisons of shame
http://prisonsofshame.wordpress.com/

Photo: Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission

Press Freedom in Europe: Letter to Francisco José MILLÁN MON

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European Parliament
Mister Francisco José MILLÁN MON
Rue Wiertz
Altiero Spinelli 12G302
B-1047 Brussels

Brussels, January 22, 2013

Dear Sir,

Subject: “Recommendations for greater press freedom in Europe ‘

I read in an article entitled ‘Recommendations for greater press freedom in Europe “of 21 January 2013, Member States of the EU membership, should be assessed on their press.

Furthermore, in all EU countries independent media organs should be allowed to punish the media when they have gone wrong.

The proposals are part of the 30 recommendations for more media freedom in Europe of a research group which, at the request of Commissioner Neelie Kroes (Digital Agenda), drafted  a report .

This report was presented in Brussels on January 21th, 2013, (yesterday).

,, We must urgently need a debate on media freedom in Europe,” said Kroes, who was pleased with the report  and said  ,, This is not only Brussels matter.”

Kroes herself would also will look at what is in its power to promote freedom of the press.

“Media freedom is an essential pillar of European democracy,” the report said.

May I draw your attention to the following note regarding ‘ press freedom in Europe’ and the encrypting of all our blogs because they would be “inappropriate”, please ?

After our complaints, almost all the web pages of these blogs about prisoners’ rights; patients’ rights; press freedom; the rights of the Palestinian people; the history of colonization; the weapon- and oilindustries; national and international politics and so on…  were removed from the internet while our association is not at all  a far-right organization that preaches hatred.

Awaiting your reply,

Yours faithfully,
Jan Boeykens
Faiderstraat 10
1060 Sint-Gillis (Brussels)
Belgium
President of the Morkhoven Group

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January 10, 2013

Zandvoort case: Belgian State Security removes 20 blogs from the internet

The website ‘SOS BAMBINI’ of the Belgian association ‘Werkgroep Morkhoven’ that is well-known  for fighting the childporn rings (Temse-Madeira, Zandvoort childporn case,) , was removed from Google.

On 23.12.2012, all the blogs of Werkgroep Morkhoven were for an unknown reason encrypted by Belgacom/skynet which is for 53% statesowned.

There came no response to the complaints of Werkgroep Morkhoven to the Customer Service of Belgacom/Skynet.

The complaint of the Werkgroep to the Belgian Telecommunications Service was accepted and Belgacom/Skynet has now two months to explain what happened (while the thousands of webpages of the blogs are slowly disappearing from the search engines. (Google, Yahoo,).

The Werkgroep believes that the Belgian State Security is involved in this case.

Immediately after the mysterious encryption, the 14-year-old granddaughter of Marcel Vervloesem was threatened with death and yesterday there was an assassination attempt on his daughter.

The justice of Turnhout which covered the Zandvoort child pornography case, does nothing to stop the death threats.

Werkgroep Morkhoven has written now to the Belgian Minister of Justice, A. Turtelboom, which appointed attorney Jan Poels of the court of Turnhout ,as chief of her office.

The telephone messages with death threats came from the GSM of the named Victor V.,  the man that accused Marcel Vervloesem of ‘pedophilia’ some years ago.  He organized also a media campaign against the activist which lasted more than 10 years.

Victor V. is a member of the board of the Flemish Socialist Party (sp.a) from the city of Herentals where the mayor of the town, Jan Peeters, is chairman.

After his complaint and his media-campaign against Marcel Vervloesem, Victor V. was unconditional supported by the Socialist Party and Jan Peeters.

He was appointed as executive member of the social center of the town of Herentals.

In 2006, after Marcel Vervloesem conducted a hunger strike in prison, he was appointed to municipal councilor of the city and Chairman of the Committee on Safety and Police.

He represents the city in two intermunicipal companies. He is a board member of the social housing company ‘Geelse Huisvesting’ and he is now a board member of the committee of the local police which is chaired by Peeters.

While they are 20 official reports of sexual offenses against boys about Victor V. and he is surrounded by all kinds of criminals of different ages who all have a criminal record (even for armed robbery), mayor Peeters is a senator.  In the 90s he was also Secretary of State and Minister for Security Affairs. He certainly still has contacts with the Belgian State Security that leads the cover up operation in the Zandvoort case and played an important role in covering the shocking Dutroux case. The Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo (Socialist Party) who was called  in a sexual affair with a minor some years ago, was at the same time Deputy Prime Minister.  And it might be a coincidence, Elio Di Rupo was also formerly Minister of Telecommunications.  In that function, he signed a cooperation agreement of the Internet service providers (such as Belgacom/Skynet) with Justice.

In 2005, there was circulating a small petition in Victor V’s neighborhood.  It demanded to put Marcel Vervloesem from his house of the Geelse Huisvesting (what meanwhile happened) and to remove the Werkgroep Morkhoven of the Internet.  The petition, signed by some criminal friends of Victor V., was even discussed in the municipal council of the town of Herentals and mayor Peeters agreed with the proposals.

In 2007 a young lawyer of the city of Gent, a daughter of a well-known lawyer who was councilor of the city of Gent (sp.a), demanded to remove the Werkgroep Morkhoven from the search engine ‘Metatele’ (what was done).  Her friend who is good friends with the designer of the Belgacom/Skynet blogs, launched a provocative campaign whereby he called Marcel Vervloesem a ‘dirty pedophile who had to be castrated’.  About the cover operation of the Zandvoort child pornography case, he kept silent.

Werkgroep Morkhoven rapported about it on its skynetblogs.The man immediately submitted a complaint to Belgacom/Skynet which encrypted two blogs of Werkgroep Morkhoven because ‘violation of privacy’. One of these blogs was ‘Doofpot Justitie’ (Cover up Operation Justice) which was very popular at that time.

The Werkgroep had no right of defense themselves.

So it’s no surprising that the blogs were all now encrypted on the same way and that the Customers Service of Belgacom/Skynet doesn’t answer the complaints.

In the past, the RTBF journalist Gina Bernard-Pardaens, who worked with Marcel Vervloesem around the German boy Manuel Schadwald which has disappeared, received numerous (telephone) death threats and was interrogated and intimidated by Justice.

During several months she had problems with her internet- and phone line without that Belgacom could solve it or could find the telephone number of the anonymous threatener so that he would have been stopped.

After she had written a farewell letter and some hours after Werkgroep Morkhoven’s president tried her to call,  she was murdered (officially it was called a ‘car accident’).

During the phone, there was so much noise on the line that it was impossible to talk. Werkgroep Morkhoven sometimes heard the same sound on its (Belgacom) phone line during its actions.

Jan Boeykens wrote often about it to Belgacom’s direction, but never received an explanation.

22-10-12

Demmink case: U.S. Embassy misleads...

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'U.S. Embassy misleads State Department on Demmink'

The persistent allegations of child abuse to the address of the Dutch Secretary-General for Justice, Mr. Joris Demmink, right?

Who can tell? The fact is that from official frantically continues to spread disinformation about. We have already talked about the constantly repeated untruth that would have been determined that Demmink not in Turkey at the time of the abuse of which he is accused. That is a distortion of the fact that in the course of an investigation - which anyway is controversial because Demmink just stayed in office - it failed to find evidence of his presence.

Of error and misinformation games
But absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. That even though a former Minister of Justice Hirsch Ballin in Netherlands Fri themselves guilty of these transparent deception, gives food for thought. It seems that now the U.S. Embassy is drawn into such games of error and misinformation. According to a news report yesterday by WND, the embassy Demmink informed about its government. Undoubtedly following the hearing in Congress on 4 October. In the relevant email states that for Demminks debt never "conclusive evidence" is provided, despite repeated accusations. At an official level, is that right, but the point is precisely that this official level on points about the case demonstrable untruth speaks. "In fact", the embassy, ??"that a gay and a tabloid newspaper that the allegations were published by order of the court in 2003 had to rectify their stories."

Messages about Demmink in 2003 not corrected
Well, from a certain point you can muster admiration for that formulation. In itself there namely no flaw in that. Yet, as presented here in this context, it is downright misleading. Indeed had Gaykrant and Panorama in 2003 to rectify. But not because Demmink or because the Ministry of Justice. Who have never litigated against the blades and could therefore on that basis not enforce rectification.Whoever did it, was dean Van der Valk, also as a visitor to the Anne Frank parking facilities in Eindhoven in the news had arrived. What exactly happened to the allegation was true, is unclear. In any case it is Gaykrant and Panorama failed this with hard evidence to sustain. That message is corrected. But not the allegations against the 'top official'. Who are not on that occasion by order of the court corrected.That is of course the interpretation that arises through the suggestive way the American embassy information serving.

Sand in eyes
At the point in question, namely whether the accusations against Demmink then by a Dutch court are reviewed, will once again demonstrate deception place. This time by the U.S. government, for a change. The State Department, the U.S. Department of State, however, must by its own embassy no sand in the eyes let straw. And the U.S. Congress not by the State Department.

http://www.arrestdemmink.com/index.asp?idmenu=4&title...

Photo: American Embassy in Beirut

20-05-12

Zandvoort case: Marcel Vervloesem has been released

Marcel_nieuwsblad_001.jpgBrussels, May 18, 2012
 
 
Dear friends,
 
Subject: Marcel has been released at last
 
On Wednesday, May 16, 2012, after five months in custody, Marcel has been released and was able to return home. They brought him back home in a small van.
 
As usual, the news was released by the news agency Belga (Belgian State) and has been copied without any comment by the newspapers under the title 'Marcel Vervloesem free under conditions'.
 
But these conditions are the same conditions that had been previously imposed on him, with one small difference: the police of the city of Turnhout  has to control from now on that he'll have no contact with our association or with the Flemish actor Jo Reymen, nor with the Foundation of princesses of Croÿ and Lancellotti.  
This is completely ridiculous. Why prevent him from having contact with his best friends and the association that he has founded ?
Marcel is also banned from having any contact with associations that fight child abuse, and he's not allowed to talk the press, nor to travel abroad. 
 
The decision to release Marcel came after a meeting of the court of Turnhout where Marcel's lawyer pleaded for half an hour and where Marcel, for the first time since his arrest, was allowed to talk himself.
 
The judges claimed they knew nothing of the judgment of the court for the Enforcement of Sentences of Antwerp in February, that had already declared Marcel innocent, on the grounds on the results of the the judicial inquiry.  These judges are the same judges who have been persecuting Marcel for 11 years for his work in the  Zandvoort case, a network of child abuse with almost 90.000 identified victims.
 
The Minister of Belgian Justice, Anne-Marie Turtelboom (Open VLD, the Flemish Liberals), was being kept informed for 5 months about Marcel's case and everything that happened in the prison of Turnhout where there are so many prisoners (210 instead of the 120 for which it has been built), that some inmates are forced to sleep on mattresses on the floor.
 
Her ministry has responded only once to our letters. This was after our complaint about the theft of our leaflets and material before the ministry of Justice where the minister has her office.
 
Turtelboom didn't respond to our complaint that the letters of Marcel (even those of his daughter and his granddaughter) were being withheld for several months while this was in violation of the basic law and the rights of prisoners. 
 
And as we know, the minister and her services even allowed that Marcel was locked-up with a mental patient in the same cell for a week, what was one of the reasons for Marcel's heart problems and infections for which he had to be urgently hospitalized in the emergency room of St. Elizabeth Hospital in Turnhout. 
There, for five days, Marcel was chained to his hospital bed. 
Marcel is a cancer patient, has a kidney and heart disease and is seriously diabetic.
 
This proves once again that Turtelboom doesn't have any respect for human rights and sees people who are being held in custody without any justified reason, as convicted criminals.
 
And then there was the whole story about the psychiatric report of V., the man who accused Marcel. 
The  judges of the Council Chamber of the court of Turnhout used this report as a pretext to keep Marcel for 5 months in prison. 
The purpose of this report was also to give V. the status of  'a credible victim', and to convict Marcel once again. 
 
Minister Turtelboom was being kept informed by us for months in this case, but she never replied.
The Minister who preaches an 'impartial judiciary', appointed the Turnhout prosecutor Jan Poels as her chief of staff ...
 
A few months ago, our association sent important documents of the Zandvoort file to Turtelboom. 
The content of these documents is directly related to the abuse and rape of children in the kindergartens in Amsterdam, for which Robert M., called the 'Monster of Riga', has been prosecuted, as if he was the only actor of these crimes.
But Turtelboom didn't respond to the demand of our association to send this information to her Dutch colleague.
 
A few days ago, I complained to the Federal Prosecutor in Brussels about the many irregularities in the prosecution of Marcel in Turnhout.
The federal prosecutor responded first with the brief statement, that there was 'no indication that the email had been really sent by me'.
Then I sent the Federal Prosecutor some more information about the falsification of the psychiatric report in which V. was portrayed as a "good boy" while the psychologist knew that V. has a criminal record in the Youth Court of Turnhout.
The federal prosecutor then told me that my letter had been forwarded to the Attorney General of Antwerp to whom he invited me to transfer all my further information in this case.
 
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
 
Jan Boeykens, president of the Morkhoven Group
 
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PS. You can publish this letter where-ever you want.
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