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Belgium is a center of child trafficking

Belgium is a center of child trafficking

Belgian anti-childporn-activist Marcel Vervloesem victim of a systematic persecution

zandvoort.gevangenis.mail-2Antwerp, December 5 th, 1998

European Parliament
To the attention of Mr. J.M. Gil-Robles Gil-Delgado
Chairman European Parliament
Belliardstreet 97-113, B-1047 Brussels

Dear Mister,


As you know, the Workgroup Morkhoven is since years taking action around an international network of childporn. Hereby missing youngsters and children are also traced.

The actions and investigations of many years have finally led to the so called Zandvoort-case, whereby childporn-material was found in heaps. Although this work of the workgroup was generally praised and the investigator, Marcel Vervloesem, of the Workgroup Morkhoven was personally congratulated by the Chairman of the European Union, ( "Ich werde mich bemühen, auch weiterhin eine Politik zu machen, die entschlossene Menschen wie Sie, Herr Vervloesem, und deren engagierten Kampf für die Kinderrechte unterstützt", letter dated July 20th 1998.) the workgroup had to cope incessantly with opposition - since 1992 - on behalf of the Belgian Justice and Belgian political authorities.

The Workgroup Morkhoven not only became the victim of numerous insinuations and accusations but was also regulary critized by the Belgian Minister of Justice (Mr. S. De Clerck) for "the manner upon which the members of the workgroup spread rumours and tales full of phantasies". Following the Belgian Minister of Justice, the manner upon which the union handled these files was unacceptable and he had to offer resistance against this because it gave the impression that justice did not book any result."

The minister could not have summed-up this problem better to the heart of the matter. There was really never a serious search as to the solution of this problem.

Although, internationally, there was an agreement that the Workgroup Morkhoven did good work, the workgroup was never, in any way, supported by the Belgian Justice and political authorities.

Through the so called Zandvoort-case (after the murder of childpornmerchant Ullrich), Marcel Vervloesem was repeatedly the victim of insinuations and accusations.

After a TV-broadcast about the Zandvoort-case (RTBF Radio Television - "Faits Divers"), just after a press-conference of the workgroup and just before the TV-commentary about the Workgroup Morkhoven (VRT Radio Television - " The white knight of Morkhoven ") a judicial inquiry against Marcel Vervloesem of the Workgroup Morkhoven was opened.

There where - quite accidental - three burglaries of the car from Mr. José Dessart, maker of the before mentioned RTBF-broadcasting. Mr. Willibrordus, maker of the programm "The week of Willibrordus" (SBS 6-Netherlands), found his car put on fire just before the broadcasting of the Zandvoort-case. In danger of his own life, he could push the burning vehicle away from his house (where his small daughter was asleep) into the street to prevent his house catching fire.

Gina Bernard-Pardaens, internet-specialist of the Workgroup Morkhoven and co-worker of the RTBF-programme "Faits Divers" had to deal for months on end with telephone-disturbances, fax- and computer-problems. The telephone-company Belgacom did not succeed during all that time to resolve these interferences.
According to Belgacom "a second line was opened (which Gina never had asked ) and there was "a small thread loose".
Gina often had an "occupied line" (while she was not at home), with people phoning her, but saying nothing and hooking back in, deaththreats and telephone-voices which where electronicly deformed, and so on ..., but Belgacom did not appear to be able to detect the identity of these anonymous callers.
Next, the son of Gina Bernard - after different deaththreats - was almost ridden off the road, whilst on bicycle.

Both Mr. José Dessart (RTBF) and Mrs. Gina Bernard were interrogated by the judicial department in the case of the disappearred German boy, Manuel Schadwald.
Over and over they were asked as to their connections with the Workgroup Morkhoven.

In an interview with a journalist of the newspaper "De Morgen", Gina Bernard stated that she had experienced the interrogation as "highly remarkable and even intimidating" and "that this hearing was clearly directed in that way to be able to get hold of her sources where she had access to".

After this interrogation the intimidating towards her seemed to increase. In the night of November 14/15th, 1998, Gina -after a new series of deaththreats and telephone-, fax- and internet-problems, had a carcrash. She was instantly dead.

Then, the Workgroup Morkhoven, decided that it could not go on this way. The network-investigations and the tracing of missing children would be stopped and the complete file would -together with the numerous requests from parents of missing children- be put at the door of the European Parliament, in Brussels.

However, the Workgroup did get so many positive reactions and requests to continue, that she will pick up her activities in the matter concerned. This, however, can't happen without the necessary guarantees. It no longer can be so that every person and every union, who works around the problematic of missing and/or murdered children or around the international pedophile-networks and sexual abused youngsters and children, becomes the victim of a systematic persecution.

We ask the members of the European Parliament that the policeforces and judges who do their investigations well, the journalists and civil servants who try to do their work as good as possible, the solicitors, physicians ... who come up for the victims of sexual abuse, the parents of missing/murdered children, unions who do thorough investigation-work and the victims of sexual abuse, are respected instead of being intimidated or persecuted.

To obtain this goal, Mister Chairman, I would like to inform you that the town of Brussels has given us permission to organise a manifestation on Thursday, December 10th, 1998, from 14.00 untill 16.00 o'clock, in the Van Maerlantstraat, on the opposite side of the European Parliament, Belliardstreet 97, Brussels.

In the hope that a delegation of the participants could be received by you and thereby hand you over their request, we abide your answer,

Sincerely Yours,

Jan Boeykens
Verlatstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp (Belgium)
Chairman of the Workgroup Morkhoven

The Zandvoort case was never investigated by Belgian justice.

On September 5th, 2008, Marcel Vervloesem, activist of the Workgroup Morkhoven, was emprisonned after 10 years of false accusations and persecutions. He was sentenced to four years of prison for crimes which medicine recognizes he is physically unable to carry out.

Marcel Vervloesem is becoming blind, as a consequence of a hunger and thirst strike, to request the respect of his constitutional rights.

The priority of the government is to get Belgium rid of man who exposed corruption covering the industry of children's sexual exploitation.

Complain on the emprisonment of Marcel Vervloesem:

- Human Rights Watch New York, 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor, New York, NY 10118-3299 USA, Tel: +1-212-290-4700, Fax: +1-212-736-1300, Email:
- Human Rights Watch Berlin, Poststraße 4-5, 10178 Berlin, Germany, Tel: +49-30-259306-10, Fax: +49-30-259306-29, Email:
- Human Rights Watch Brussels, Avenue des Gaulois, 7, 1040 Brussels, Belgium, Tel: +32-2-732-2009, Fax: +32-2-732-0471, Email:
- Human Rights Watch Geneva, 64-66, rue de Lausanne, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland, Tel: +41-22-738-0481, Fax: +41-22-738-1791, E-mail:
- Amnesty International: Secrétariat international, 1 Easton Street, London, WC1X 0DW, Royaume-Uni, Téléphone: +44-20-74135500, Fax: +44-20-79561157
- Council of Europe, Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe, F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex, FRANCE, tel + 33 (0)3 88 41 34 21, fax + 33 (0)3 90 21 50 53,
- CEU, Professor Nsongurua Udombana, Central European UniversityRoom 507, Nádor u. 15, H-1051 Budapest, Hungary, Tel. (+ 361) 327-2479, Fax: (+ 361) 327-3198, E-mail:
- AMBASSADE ALGERIJE, AV. MOLIERE / MOLIERELAAN, 207 1050 BRUSSEL, tel 02.343.50.78, fax 02.343.51.68,
- AMBASSADE BRAZILIE, AV. LOUISE / LOUIZALAAN, 350 1050 ELSENE, tel 02.626.17.17 - 02.640.20.15 - 02.626.17.18, fax 02.640.81.34,
- AMBASSADE CANADA, AV. DE TERVUEREN / TERVURENLAAN, 2 1040 ETTERBEEK, tel 02.741.06.11, fax 02.741.06.43,
- AMBASSADE CHINA, AV. DE TERVUREN / TERVURENLAAN 443, 445 1150 SINT-PIETERS-WOLUWE, tel 02.779.43.33 - 02.663.30.10 - 02.771.14.97 - 02.663.30.17, fax 02.762.99.66 - 02.779.28.95,
- AMBASSADE CUBA, RUE ROBERTS JONES / ROBERTS JONESSTRAAT, 77 1180 UCCLE, tel 02.343.00.20 - 02.343.71.46, fax 02.344.96.61,
- AMBASSADE DUITSLAND, RUE JACQUES DE LALAING / J. DE LALAINGSTRAAT, 8-14 1040 BRUSSEL, tel 02.787.18.00, fax 02.787.28.00,
- AMBASSADE FRANKRIJK, RUE DUCALE / HERTOGSTRAAT, 65 1000 BRUSSEL, tel 02.548.87.11, fax 02.512.37.13 - 02.548.87.32 - 02.513.68.71,
- AMBASSADE INDIA, CH. DE VLEURGAT / VLEURGATSESTEENWEG, 217 1050 ELSENE, tel 02.645.18.50 - 02.640.91.40, fax 02.648.96.38,
- AMBASSADE ITALIE, RUE EMILE CLAUS / EMILE CLAUSSTRAAT, 28 1050 ELSENE, tel 02.643.38.50, fax 02.648.54.85,
- AMBASSADE JAPAN, AV. DES ARTS / KUNSTLAAN, 58 1000 BRUSSEL, tel 02.513.23.40, fax 02.513.15.56,
- AMBASSADE KOREA, CH. DE LA HULPE / TERHULPSESTEENWEG, 175 1170 WATERMAAL-BOSVOORDE, tel 02.675.57.77, fax 02.675.52.21,
- AMBASSADE KOREA (NOORD), 73, GUNNERSBURY AVENUE, W5 4L lond LONDON, tel +44 2089924965, fax +44 2089922053
- AMBASSADE LUXEMBURG, AV. DE CORTENBERGH / KORTENBERGLAAN, 75 1000 BRUSSEL, tel 02.737.57.00, fax 02.737.57.10,
- AMBASSADE MALEISIE, AV. DE TERVUEREN / TERVURENLAAN, 414 A 1150 SINT-PIETERS-WOLUWE, tel 02.776.03.40, fax 02.762.50.49,
- AMBASSADE MAROKKO, BLD SAINT-MICHEL / SINT-MICHIELSLAAN, 29 1040 ETTERBEEK, tel 02.736.11.00, fax 02.734.64.68,
- AMBASSADE MEXICO, AV. F. D. ROOSEVELT / F. D. ROOSEVELTLAAN, 94 1050 ELSENE, tel 02/629.07.77, fax 02.644.08.19 - 02.646.87.68,
- AMBASSADE MOLDAVIE, AV. F. D. ROOSEVELT / F. D. ROOSEVELTLAAN, 57 1050 BRUSSEL, tel 02.732.96.59, fax 02.732.96.60, -
- AMBASSADE NAMIBIE, AV. DE TERVUEREN / TERVURENLAAN, 454 1150 SINT-PIETERS-WOLUWE, tel 02.771.14.10, fax 02.771.96.89,
- AMBASSADE NEDERLAND, AV. HERRMANN-DEBROUX / HERRMANN-DEBROUXLAAN, 48 1160 OUDERGEM, tel 02.679.17.11, fax 02.679.17.72 - 02.679.17.75,
- AMBASSADE NIEUW-ZEELAND, SQ. DE MEEUS / DE MEEUSSQUARE, 1 1000 BRUSSEL, tel 02.512.10.40, fax 02.513.48.56,

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Photo: 2008, September 9th: action of the Workgroup Morkhoven in front of the door of the prison at Turnhout.


Stop the Use of Secret Evidence
Stop the Use of Secret Evidence - a network of individuals, groups and organisations dedicated to calling for an end to the use of secret evidence which keeps people locked up in prisons or under virtual house arrest without charge or trial, under control orders or labelled as 'threats to national security'. Additionally an end to the current use of secret evidence with the Special Immigration Appeals Commission.

'Respect Article 5' within the title refers to Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights. In addition Article 6-a right to a fair trial-is also relevant.


Everyone has the right to liberty and security of person.
No one shall be deprived of his liberty save in the following cases and in accordance with a procedure prescribed by law:

(a) the lawful detention of a person after conviction by a competent court;
(b) the lawful arrest or detention of a person for non-compliance with the lawful order of a court or in order to secure the fulfilment of any obligation prescribed by law;
(c) the lawful arrest or detention of a person effected for the purpose of bringing him before the competent legal authority of reasonable suspicion of having committed and offence or when it is reasonably considered necessary to prevent his committing an offence or fleeing after having done so;
(d) the detention of a minor by lawful order for the purpose of educational supervision or his lawful detention for the purpose of bringing him before the competent legal authority;
(e) the lawful detention of persons for the prevention of the spreading of infectious diseases, of persons of unsound mind, alcoholics or drug addicts, or vagrants;
(f) the lawful arrest or detention of a person to prevent his effecting an unauthorized entry into the country or of a person against whom action is being taken with a view to deportation or extradition.
Everyone who is arrested shall be informed promptly, in a language which he understands, of the reasons for his arrest and the charge against him.
Everyone arrested or detained in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1(c) of this article shall be brought promptly before a judge or other officer authorized by law to exercise judicial power and shall be entitled to trial within a reasonable time or to release pending trial. Release may be conditioned by guarantees to appear for trial.
Everyone who is deprived of his liberty by arrest or detention shall be entitled to take proceedings by which the lawfulness of his detention shall be decided speedily by a court and his release ordered if the detention is not lawful.
Everyone who has been the victim of arrest or detention in contravention of the provisions of this article shall have an enforceable right to compensation.

In the determination of his civil rights and obligations or of any criminal charge against him, everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal established by law. Judgement shall be pronounced publicly by the press and public may be excluded from all or part of the trial in the interest of morals, public order or national security in a democratic society, where the interests of juveniles or the protection of the private life of the parties so require, or the extent strictly necessary in the opinion of the court in special circumstances where publicity would prejudice the interests of justice.
Everyone charged with a criminal offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.
Everyone charged with a criminal offence has the following minimum rights:
(a) to be informed promptly, in a language which he understands and in detail, of the nature and cause of the accusation against him;
(b) to have adequate time and the facilities for the preparation of his defence;
(c) to defend himself in person or through legal assistance of his own choosing or, if he has not sufficient means to pay for legal assistance, to be given it free when the interests of justice so require;
(d) to examine or have examined witnesses against him and to obtain the attendance and examination of witnesses on his behalf under the same conditions as witnesses against him;
(e) to have the free assistance of an interpreter if he cannot understand or speak the language used in court.

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