Thursday, January 21, 2010

European Union: the 200.000 Euro study

Childoscope.getmsgThe 200.000-euro truncated information where intended to the Council of Europe...

In November 2001, Childfocus and its "European Centre for the Missing Children and Sexually Exploited", with the help of EEC funding, published the "Childoscope directory". It aimed at giving an overall picture on the fellow-member organisations in Europe, on the basis of information given by them in an "identification form".

Fifteen Belgian, Hungarian, Rumanian and English organisations, would have answered, making the same syntax and grammar mistake: - "We have contact with the parents by telephone, Meeting", though the identification form does not suggest any these answers.

The Daphne program which financed the copy/paste, will grant its author an extra 200.000-euro, to make a study requested by the Council of Europe, asking the Commission to have a study drawn up on the actual extent of the phenomenon of missing or sexually exploited children; the existence, role and structure of the civil society organisations in the Member States actively supporting their search and the legal issues arising from the involvement of such organisations. (ref: Resolution 2001/C 283/01 on the contribution of civil society in finding missing or sexually exploited children and Childfocus website:

Since, Childoscope became a computerized form with check boxes, of which Childfocus has management and decides in all discretion, of which organisation can appear in it.

The information given to the Council of Europe remains truncated or false.

Four Rumanian organisations had been inscribed without their knowledge, though they did not meet the framework of the study. Childfocus has treated of "tabloid" the most famous of the Rumanian initiatives for the research of missing children, which seems justify that the Council of Europe be kept unaware of its existence.

Although Italy counts at least fifty civil organisations concerned by the study, the Council of Europe has only been advised of twelve of them, the most famous having been eliminated: Meter, directed by Father Fortunato di Noto, a national hero of the fight against the paedophilia in Italy.

Childfocus also assumed to have the right of hiding to the Council of Europe the organisations taking care of the most sensitive files in Belgium: the Zandvoort and Nihoul/Nigeria cases.

The email dated April 4, 2007 from Childfocus to the organisation "Troviamo i bambini", shows that the NGO spreads the rumour according to which, the association Werkgroep Morkhoven, who has exposed the Zandvoort case, would invent "assumed conspiracies and networks of paedophiles", whereas an Interpol report shows it counts 90.081 victims. In the same manner, the Foundation Princess of Croÿ, who has exposed the Nihoul/Nigeria case, would just spread a "systematic collection of rumours and assumed scandals", whereas it brings as proof medical certificates showing the traces of tortures on six of their victims.

Considering the gravity of the question, the light manner with which it has been treated, and the capital issue for the Council of Europe of being in a position to base its decisions on exact information, is not it a must that it gets a serious report on the questions asked in 2001, added of a studies:

— On the facts constitutive of crime against humanity in the Zandvoort case and the measures to take on a European level to dismantle the network;

— On the existence of gap in the law within the countries of the Union, witch favours the sexual exploitation of children, of which:
-The possibility to condemn the member of an organisation for "possession of child pornography", for the period during which he has seized the evidence from a paedophile criminal and given them to justice (REF: Vervloesem case in the Zandvoort file)
-The possibility for magazines aiming at young people to publish the names and addresses of minors of age, exposing them to paedophile criminals ("7 Extra" case)

— On the existence of structures in each Member States, allowing all citizens to forward child pornography to the local authorities, without incurring the risk of legal proceedings;

— On the existence, the role and the structure of the organisations resulting from the civil society within the Member States working actively and officially at the protection of paedophiles criminals, along with the arrangements for their involvement and cooperation with other organisations;

— The reality and the extent of corruption from civil servants within the Member States in cases related the sexual exploitation of children;

— On the existence of trusts of organisations that show an aim of child protection, who wilfully diffuses false information, with aim at harming other organisations, or bringing discredit on the testimonies of victims.

Babies for masturbation

'Babies for masturbation'

Microsoft.pict_100473From: MSN Groups Customer Support

Date: 16.5.2007 20:58:11
Object: SRX1035567586ID - MSN Groups Warning - Action Required (WerkgroepMorkhoven)

Hello Managers,

We have been informed of a Code of Conduct violation within your WerkgroepMorkhoven group, located at You have 24 hours to remove the inappropriate materials posted at the following link:

If you remove the said materials, your group will be again in compliance of the MSN Code of Conduct, and will remain open for your access. Otherwise, we will be forced to close down your group. We hope you could bring it into compliance as soon as possible.


Paul John
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--- Original Message ---
From : "werkgroep morkhoven"
Sent : Thursday, May 17, 2007 5:55:58 PM UTC
To : ""
Subject : RE: SRX1035567586ID - MSN Groups Warning - Action Required (WerkgroepMorkhoven)

Dear Sir,

We will remove the article.

At the other hand, we have some serious questions about Microsoft's censoring-politic (not only in China but also in the European countries).

The article was published in 2003 and was just a complaint against belgian justice that is doing nothing against this kind of organised child abuse.

Can Microsoft not sustain the fight of pedophile networks ?

Jan Boeykens
President Werkgroep Morkhoven


Van: MSN Groups Customer Support

Verzonden: vrijdag 18 mei 2007 1:24:53
Aan: "werkgroep morkhoven"
RE: SRX1035567586ID - MSN Groups Warning - Action Required (WerkgroepMorkhoven)

Hello Jan,

Thank you for writing to MSN Groups.

We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced.

We have forwarded this mail to our product team for further evaluation.

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Babies for sale

Babies-for-sale trade faces a global crackdown

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usAttempts by Western families to adopt children from poor nations have fuelled a rogue market in young lives. But at last action is being taken. Carolyn Wheeler reports from Lviv, Ukraine

The thick stack of photographs pulled from a manila envelope in Maria Chernyk's cupboard explains all she has to say about foreign adoptions. Each year, the director of Lviv's Orphanage No 1 sends a handful of children overseas: most to the United States, many to Italy, some to Germany, France and Canada, one to a Ukrainian couple in Manchester.

She tracks them with this collection of photos: a sweet blond boy with a crossed eye, a slender, solemn-faced girl who needed heart surgery, a little boy so traumatised by his past that he never spoke.

Each family paid dearly for the privilege of being parents, over £15,000 in many cases, to cover travel, agency fees and the demands of dozens of bureaucrats.

Chernyk is a staunch defender of the web of bureaucracy and money that foreign adoption has become: her orphanage is better able to care for the children left behind with donations that include a television, new carpets and medicines. And the children adopted are - judging from the photographs - well cared for far from the run-down orphanage and far from the politics threatening the adoptions of others like them.

'I am in favour of, and will continue to support, international adoption, because I have seen the results,' said Chernyk, whose orphanage is so strapped for resources she had to ask a friend abroad to collect milk powder last year.

Overseas adoption is big business, and growing: last year, more than 2,150 Ukrainian children and almost 8,000 Russian children were adopted to foreign countries. Most of those went to the US, where Russia is second only to China as a provider of adoptees and Ukraine ranks sixth. Italy and Spain adopt hundreds of children each year, as do Canadians. British parents applied to adopt 26 Russian children last year - none from Ukraine, where adoption is on hold over a disagreement over regulations.

China is still a reliable source of girls but eastern European countries are also popular. A child who looks like his or her parents leads to fewer embarrassing questions in the playground or supermarket. It is often faster to get a baby or toddler from abroad and adopting from another culture, particularly a country where adoption records are sealed and poverty is rampant, takes away some of the fear of a birth mother coming knocking.

In an industry fuelled by money and the desperation of would-be parents, and complicated by haphazard or non-existent regulations, private agencies and corruption among poorly paid officials, there are countless tales of fraud - babies sold twice to different families, adoption facilitators who have made off with thousands, mothers who were duped into giving up their newborns.

Some families spend thousands only to go home empty-handed, after finding the child referred to them is ill, or not the right age, or gender, or that the official required to approve an adoption is ill or has been fired. Even in above-board adoption cases, large donations to orphanages are considered mandatory, whether as money or in clothing, food or medical supplies and adoptive parents are counselled to bring gifts for a long list of government officials to help things go smoothly.

'I have to be careful what I say, but an awful lot of $100 bills were floating across tables in Kiev and Odessa. It did appear to open things up and get things moving,' said Brad Parr, a 47-year-old Texan who adopted a two-year-old Ukrainian girl two years ago, after weeks of arguing with officials, weeding through listings and travelling from orphanage to orphanage. 'It worked out we got a great kid but we had to put a lot of pressure on them - you're not going there to be a tourist. You're going to conduct business.'

And the business is lucrative. A decade ago, several doctors and nurses in Lviv were charged with accepting bribes and forging documents, even coercing mothers into giving up their newborns or telling them their babies had died, to allow them to be adopted abroad.

Today, Ukrainian adoption officials won't talk about that case, except to say it was the catalyst for sweeping changes to foreign adoption laws. Families from abroad who could once take babies straight from maternity homes, must now wait for older children who have spent a year listed with the National Adoption Centre's registry, and may not look at any child other than the given referral. Private agencies, which flourish in other countries, are now illegal in Ukraine, though a number operate outside Ukraine to co-ordinate documents and arrange translators.

But baby-selling accusations have popped up in almost every country that permits foreign adoptions. In June, British Children's Minister Margaret Hodge suspended all adoptions from Cambodia over charges of falsified documents, illegal adoption facilitators and the coercion of mothers to hand over their children.

For many young Cambodian orphans, adoption means a much sought-after ticket to prosperity and security but the darker side is widespread reports of unscrupulous brokers buying infants from poverty-stricken parents and selling them, at a huge profit, to Western couples.

More than 2,300 children have been adopted by foreigners in Cambodia in the last six years. The Prime Minister, Hun Sen, suspended all foreign adoptions for a short period four years ago but then lifted the ban, pending legislation regulating the industry.

'It's the worst form of exploitation. The parents are often desperate and will turn a blind eye or simply do not want to know,' said one charity worker in the capital, Phnom Penh. 'This country is without a proper system of law and pretty much everything can be bought: officials, permits, people. The problem is the demand not supply. If we stamp it out here it will go elsewhere.'

Middlemen persuade women in dirt-poor villages to give up their babies for between $20 and $50 or babies are bought directly from orphanages in Cambodia, which has a long tradition of children being sold into prostitution or slavery.

Main Dim, 40, was divorced with five children when she became pregnant by a man who abandoned her. Worried that she would not be able to care for another child, Main Dim agreed to sell her baby for $50. 'He was crying when I let him go. So was I,' she said. Still, she is seen as 'the lucky one' in her village of Laing Kout. Unlike others, she gets $100 a year from the American family and has received dozens of pictures: the boy bundled in ski clothes, in a bath with his blond-haired sister and another Cambodian brother.

'I still miss him, but when I see the pictures I'm happy, because he does have a better life than any I could give him,' she said, showing off a radio given to her by the boy's new family. 'If they offered to give him back, of course, I'd want that. But at least I know he's being taken care of.'

Sou Soam, 64, hopes that's true for her grandson, too, but she has no way of knowing. She sold the day-old boy for $40 after her daughter died in childbirth seven years ago. 'I just want to see how he's grown, what he looks like,' said Sou Soam. 'I had no money and five other grandchildren to care for.'

Most Cambodian parents think they were doing the right thing. Run Chenda, sold by her mother into prostitution aged nine for $80, says children who go to rich foreigners are the lucky ones. 'If I could trade places with any of them, I would,' she said.

In Azerbaijan, six doctors and nurses are now on trial on charges of illegally handing over nearly 200 children to foreigners for adoption. A temporary moratorium has been declared on foreign adoptions in the country until the rules are re-examined.

Romania, which 15 years ago had massive media coverage over the state of its orphanages, passed a law in July limiting foreign adoption to a child's grandparents. Last month, France and Romania set up a committee to help 130 French couples already in the process of adopting Romanian orphans.

In Russia, where tabloids fed on the news that German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder had adopted a Russian child and that actress Angelina Jolie planned to, deputy prosecutor-general Vladimir Kolesnikov said bribery and fraud is still widespread. Last year a man was jailed after selling 558 children over the course of eight years.

'There is trafficking in children in Russia,' said Ekaterina Lakhova, head of the Duma committee on family affairs and a critic of foreign adoption. She points to reports of Russian children being abused in their new families: an American couple in New Jersey were jailed for 10 years for abusing their seven-year-old adopted son, Viktor, who died of hypothermia after being made to sleep in an unheated cellar, and a Colorado woman recently tried to re-sell her Russian daughter on the Internet.

'We are unable to monitor the support of Russian children adopted by foreigners. Russia's jurisdiction does not transcend the borders of our country,' Lakhova said.

In 2000, President Vladimir Putin required all adoption agencies in Russia to obtain certificates, a process that temporarily halted adoptions and left the country with about 90 private agencies, more than half based in America.

But Russia is now about to go further. After a series of committee hearings last week, the Duma is considering a draft law to limit adoptions to countries that have signed a bilateral agreement. This would temporarily halt adoption to Britain and Italy, and entirely end adoptions to Canada and the US. Lakhova estimates some 100 agencies work illegally in Russia.

'It is virtually impossible to bring people abusing these procedures to criminal or administrative responsibility. There is a need to establish state control over the adoption procedure in Russia and to ensure the rights of adopted children abroad.'

As the political debate continues, would-be parents are faced with a long, expensive and uncertain process while orphanage directors worry that a major source of donations will dry up.

'I would tell those politicians [who would block adoptions], then provide these children with a good life,' Chernyk said. 'I am always struggling with people like that. I am used to it. But every time I hear that, I say just try. You just try to come here and take care of these kids, wash them, feed them, clothe them.'

The orphanage, a 30-year-old brick building in a grey suburb, receives state money only for food, medicine, utilities and staff. It's a paltry amount: Employees are paid an average of 400 hryvnya, £40, per month; the budget allows 2,000 hryvnia, or £203, a year for medicine for 120 children, and 130,000 hryvnya, £13,200, for food.

Between 10 and 14 children share a room with two carers, small white beds lined up end to end, and a picture of Jesus with lambs on the wall. Murals, painted by volunteers in the common rooms, break up the monotony and each room is spotlessly clean. An upstairs room boasts a television and a new rug; a playroom is crammed with toys, all courtesy of charities in Ukraine and abroad.

But the hallways are dark, their lightbulbs burnt out with no money to replace them, or turned off to save electricity. The hallway floors and staircases are cold, bare cement. Paint peels and the smell of cabbage wafts through the hallways.

It is an existence of little hope for children caught in a legal limbo: those left here by a parent who has little to no contact, but will not relinquish parental rights. For the few available for adoption, the thought of a family of their own - even one far away that speaks a different lan guage - is an obsession. Gifts left behind by adoptive parents, books, a stack of Canadian flags, are constant reminders. Meanwhile, the children don't know the world outside these walls but they all say: 'I want a mother, I want a father.'

'All kids want a family,' Chernyk said. Adoption advocates, who are also working to make adoption more appealing to local families, say any move to tighten regulations will condemn thousands of children to a life that ends on the street'.

'I feel really sick about what was pronounced there,' said Boris Altschuler of Russias Right of the Child advocacy group. 'We must be grateful that these people save our children, more than 7,000 a year, and give them the happiness of life in a family. We should not be counting the money in their pockets.

Sunday November 21, 2004


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The untold story of the Romanian 'orphans'


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The untold story of the Romanian 'orphans' - Roelie Post

Romania needed to reform its child rights policy, as one of the conditions for its future EU Membership. Large ‘orphanages’ were closed and replaced by modern child protection alternatives.

The author kept a diary on her work for the European Commission that aimed to help Romania reform its child protection.

She soon found out that the intercountry adoption system in place was nothing short of a market for children, riddled by corruption. After international criticism this practice was halted temporarily. When redrafting laws, it became clear that in Romania’s reformed child protection there was neither place nor need for intercountry adoptions.

A ferocious lobby that wants to maintain intercountry adoptions stepped out.

The reader is taken along on an eight-year-travel, and will be shown the story of the Romanian ‘orphans’ from a different light, where global politics and private interests compete with the rights of the child.

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Free Marcel Vervloesem !

Marcel Vervloesem...

He discovered the child porn network Zandvoort. He was prosecuted and imprisoned. We fight every day for his liberation.


Fight childporn: Zandvoort case


Brussels, 20 December 2009
Today, around 20.00 hrs., I received another phone-call from Marcel Vervloesem from the prison of Turnhout.
His health is still in a very bad shape.
As you know, he is not only suffering from a heart condition and a kidney-disease, and he has been operated upon 20 times, etc...but he allso has severe diabetes which since 10 days now allready can no longer be controlled, while he is now allso suffering from severe bronchitis.
Over a period of three weeks, he has lost 18 lbs of weight.
The docters have injected another type of insulin into his body, but his blood sugar has again risen to such a high level that his life is now again in immediate danger. There is a serious risk that he goes into diabetic coma, because his glychemia has been that high these last days that it could't be measured any more.
He is lying on his bed all day long, because he isn't able to do anything else anymore. He feels like vomiting all the time, he feels dizzy all the time, and he can hardly see anything anymore.
He actually should immediately be brought to a hospital, but the Minister of Justice, De Clerck, and the Directorate-General of the Peniteniary Institutions, who must know about this situation because I have written a letter to them last week about it, as I have allso called the Cabinet of the Minister, apparently find this situation normal.
Marcel's lawyer has made a phone-call yesterday to Eric Geudens, the director-attaché of the prison of Turnhout, who told him that 'nothing was the matter with Marcel'.
It is this same man, Eric Geudens, who recently wrote in his report to the Court.....that the conditional  release or the penitentiary leave of Marcel Vervloesem would contain 'a risk, because of his involvement with anti-paedophilia organizations which keenly make use of the media.'
About a year ago, Eric Geudens had allready said that 'nothing was the matter', and the consequence of that assertion was that it took the docters of the hospital of Turnhout 13 hours to save Marcel's live by means of a heart-reanimation machine
Is remains unclear what will happen in the next days and during the forthcoming hollidays.
As long as the Directorate-General of the Penitentiary Institutions and Minister De Clerck (whom I will again contact today through mail) will do nothing and remain opposed to Marcel being allowed to enter a hospital, this worrying situation will not change.
The continuous exchanges of phone-calls between docters, doesn't make any sense, as long as this situation drags on. In fact, one should say that this means nothing else than that they are playing with his live.
One should allso consider the fact that between eight o'clock at night and seven o'clock in the morning, there is no medical nursing personel at all in this prison.
Nor did they take the care to provide the prison with a medical observation-team, and the prison-guards are unable to continuously watch the state of Marcel's health and to find out if he is just sleeping or if he has gone into a coma.
Tomorrow I will again call all the Services and I will once again contact the Cabinet of Minister De Clerck.
Il will allso send around some fax-messages, in order to make sure that nobody will be able to pretend, if something serious should happen, that they knew nothing about it.
We will allso inform the press and the representatives by means of short press messages.
If someone would wish to write a letter to Marcel:
Gevangenis Turnhout
t.a.v. Marcel Vervloesem
Afdeling 4, cel 86
Wezenstraat 1
2300 Turnhout (Belgium)
(Due to the fact that letters to Marcel regularly disappear, we recommand that you send your letter or post-card by registered mail.)
Jan Boeykens
President of the non-profit organisation vzw Werkgroep Morkhoven.

Following is list of more than 20 emergency room trips and surgical operations endured by Marcel Vervloesem, of which Belgian minister of justice and his cabinet members were informed more than 40 times. This prominent official advocates publicly for a "humane and equitable" justice, and states that a prisoner 'can be released from jail only 3 days before his expected death'.

1- malignant cancer : treated at St. H. Hart Hospital, Lier : 2 times
2- kidneys : at St Elisabeth Hospital, Herentals : 5 times
3- pancreas : at St. H. Hart Hospital, Lier : 2 times, University IA, Anvers : 1 time
4- emergency in intensive care for pancreatite : 2 times
5- emergency in intensive care for pancreatite : University IA, Anvers : 1 time
6- intensive care : Fabiola Hospital, Sambreville and St. Elisabeth Hospital, Herrentals : 11 times
7- kidneys : Gasthuisberg, Louvain : 2 times
8- heart surgery for cardiac dysfunctioning : at AZ Imelda, Bonheiden : 3 times
9- diabetes intensive care : at St. H. Hart Hospital, Lier : 4 times
10- kidneys : at St. H. Hart Hospital, Lier : 1 time
11- heart surgery : at AZ St. Jan, Bruges : 1 time
12- kidney dialysis : at St. H. Hart Hospital, Lier : 1 time
13- internal hemorrhage : at AZ St. Jan, Bruges : 1 time
14- surgery : at St. Jan, Bruges : 1 time
15- surgery for placing dialysis drains : at AZ St. Jan, Bruges : 1 time
16- intensive care in cardiology : at St. Elisabeth Hospital, Turnhout : 1 time
17- emergency room intensive care for anemia (leukemia) : St. Elisabeth Hospital, Turnhout : 1 time
18- emergency room intensive care : St. Elisabeth Hospital, Herrentals : 1 time
19- heart surgery : AZ St. Jan, Bruges : 1 time
20- on May 14th 2009, for heart problems caused by among other reasons lack of medications and insufficent treatments, Mr Vervloesem was to be admitted in emergency to the AZ St. Jan Hospital, Bruges, but the prison director, using a psycho-social service's report denied it.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Childporn activist Marcel Vervloesem

tralies.imagesBrussels, january 11 2010

Yesterday I have once again written an e-mail to all the Belgian and European representatives to inform them of the fact that one of the members of our association had for the fourth time nearly gone into coma because his blood sugar level, which has been uncontrolable ever since the last time they locked him up in the isolation-cell, suddenly dropped to 50 yesterday morning.
Marcel Vervloesem's most recent stay in the isolation-cel was the result of his protests against the decision of Erwin Boosten of the prison's case-management office who had invited Mr. Vervloesem to his desk only to inform him of the fact that 'there was no longer any chance that he would be released on Parole' and that 'he would personally make sure that restrictions would be imposed on the number of letters and visits Mr. Vervloesem had the right to recieve'. This decision has been supported by the Directorate General of the Department of Penitenciary Institutions in Brussels and has tacitly been approved by the minister of Justice De Clerck.
Mr. Erwin Boosten took this decision in a reaction to Morkhoven's prior criticism of the case managers of the prisons of Turnhout and Brugge because of the way in which they endlessly kept tampering with the case of Marcel Vervloesem, and because of the fact that they even committed legal offences while doing so. In fact, the case managers of Marcel Verloesem had not only hidden several medical documents regarding Mr. Vervloesem from their report to the court for the implementation of criminal punishments, but in this report they had allso falsified several facts from the sentence which had been pronounced by the criminal court in the case against Mr. Vervloesem.
Therefore, they crushed Marcel Vervloesem's attempts to protest against this situation by locking him up for a period of 7 days in an unaired isolation-cell, thus raising the total number of days he has spent in isolation to 50.
As usually, the letters which we wrote to the minister of Justice Stefaan De Clerck, who claims that the legal system in this country is 'human and righteous', didn't have the slightest effect.
The state of Marcel Vervloesem's health is deteriorating every day. He was allready very badly ill before his incarceration, and since the time that he has been locked up  in prison, i.e. over these last 18 months, he has been through 5 emergency hospitalisations and -operations, during which he has been kept tied for 591 hours to the operating-table, to his hospital-bed and to his wheel chair etc. means of an iron chain.
It seems clear from the statements that the authorities have been making -saying that they can't release Mr. Vervloesem on the ground of medical reasons 'because there is a risk of his resuming his former activities as a anti-childporn-activist and of his contacting the press', that they must be determined to let him die in prison, as if he were a real political prisoner in some sort of totalitarian country.
The fact that minister De Clerk doesn't even respond to the letters that the lawyer of Marcel Vervloesem, Raf Jespers, has been writing to him, in which he is demanding the immediate release of his client on the ground of medical reasons, clearly proves that the minister himself has personally approved the decision to let all this happen.
According to the verdict from the court for the implementation of criminal punishments, the Minister is the only person who has the right to decide whether a prisoner is intitled to a release on the ground of medical reasons.
There had been allready things that happened in the past which indicated that the Minister himself is personally involved in this case.
He never ordered an investigation into the cover-up of the scandal of the Zandvoort childporn-ring for example (the nearly 90.000 children who were abused in that scandal have still not been identified and there has never been a serious search for the childporn-producers and child-molesters involved in that ring), as he allso never reacted to the conclusion which the Belgian Supreme Court drew in 2008 stating that evidence for Mr.Vervloesem's innocence had dissapeared from the Court of Turnhout. Likewise, the Minister did never command an investigation into the disappearance of 7 child-porn-CD's from the Zandvoort-file in the Antwerp court of Justice, neighter did he ever command an investigation into the fact that the more than 30 police-reports about the sexual offences against children that have been committed by the person who has filed most of the complaints against Mr. Vervloesem, have all been covered-up. In addition to that, the Minister has been obstructing the application of Article 72 and subsequent Articles of the law on the release of prisoners on the ground of medical reasons, and he has  never opposed the case managers' misconduct with regard to Marcel Vervloesem nor any of the acts of torture or any of the arbitrary sanctions that he has been submitted to, and the Minister continues to allow the theft and confiscation of letters to and from Mr. Vervloesem. Finally, the Minister stated in his letter from March 5 2009 to Mr. Vervloesem that he had 'ordered the Supreme Court to carry out an investigation into the conditions of his detention', but here again we never saw that happening either.
The Minister is very well informed about all the details concerning the case of Mr. Vervloesem, because of all the registered letters, the e-mails and telephone-calls he has received from us about it. It even appears that he keeps a small file of all the articles that the Werkgroep Morkhoven has been publishing on the Internet.
But Minister De Clerck does simply not care about the life of a prisoner, he prefers to let Mr. Verloesem die in prison in stead of commanding an investigation into the criminal actions of the  judges who are involved in the covering-up of the Zandvoort child-porn case and in the slandering against Marcel Vervloesem that has allready been going on for so many years now.
Today we will allso send a copy of this newsletter to Minister De Clerck and to all the officers of his cabinet. For allmost one year now we have been busy keeping all of them informed about this case, without any of them doing anything whatsoever at all to put an end to this scandal.
I have only just made a telephone-call to Els Baart, a member of the cabinet of the Minister, to inform her of the fact that at about 5 o'clock this morning  Marcel Verloesem had for the fourth time allmost gone into a coma, but she coldly replied to me that 'they didn't speak on the telephone'.
She told me that I 'have to contact her by mail', but in fact she nevers responds to the letters that our non-profit organisation Werkgroep Morkhoven is sending her, we simply don't ever recieve any reaction at all from her.
If one of these days Marcel Vervloesem should go into coma and die as a result of that, this woman as well as Minister De Clerck will be reponsable for it.
Jan Boeykens
President of the non-profit organisation Werkgroep Morkhoven.
We have sent to Minister De Clerck more than 40 times over a complete review of the more than 20 emergency-hospitalisations and -operations that this activist of ours, Marcel Vervoesem, has gone through. Yesterday we have allso sent a copy of this list to the nearly 200 Belgian and European members of Parliament, together with yet another letter to inform them about the situation, for we want them all to know what is going on.
The Werkgroep Morkhoven has only once ever recieved a response from Minister De Clerck which had been personally signed by him. In this letter he referred to Els Baart, the officer of his cabinet who is in charge of the Vervloesem-case.
In his letter from April 30 2009, the Minister replied to us as follows:
-'Concerning the subject of Mr. Vervloesem's case managers, I must say that to me there seems to be no objective reason why I should personally take any action in this matter, as a sufficient number of interviews is taking place between Mr. Vervloesem and his case managers.'
-'The medical aspects of this case have been examined by the Health Care Service'.
-'The questions regarding the modalities of Mr. Vervloesem's criminal punishment have been examined'.
-'Mr. Vervloesem's lawyer has allso been allready previously informed about these matters'.

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Free Marcel Vervloesem!

Marcel Vervloesem

He discovered the child porn network Zandvoort. He was prosecuted and imprisoned. He is very sick now but the belgian minister of justice will not liberate him. 

We fight every day for his liberation:


Following is a list of more than 20 emergency room trips and surgical operations endured by Marcel Vervloesem, of which Belgian minister of justice and his cabinet members were informed more than 40 times.
These prominent officials advocates publicly for a "humane and equitable" justice, and states at the same time that a prisoner 'can be released from jail only 3 days before his expected death'.

1- malignant cancer : treated at St. H. Hart Hospital, Lier : 2 times
2- kidneys : at St Elisabeth Hospital, Herentals : 5 times
3- pancreas : at St. H. Hart Hospital, Lier : 2 times, University IA, Anvers : 1 time
4- emergency in intensive care for pancreatite : 2 times
5- emergency in intensive care for pancreatite : University IA, Anvers : 1 time
6- intensive care : Fabiola Hospital, Sambreville and St. Elisabeth Hospital, Herrentals : 11 times
7- kidneys : Gasthuisberg, Louvain : 2 times
8- heart surgery for cardiac dysfunctioning : at AZ Imelda, Bonheiden : 3 times
9- diabetes intensive care : at St. H. Hart Hospital, Lier : 4 times
10- kidneys : at St. H. Hart Hospital, Lier : 1 time
11- heart surgery : at AZ St. Jan, Bruges : 1 time
12- kidney dialysis : at St. H. Hart Hospital, Lier : 1 time
13- internal hemorrhage : at AZ St. Jan, Bruges : 1 time
14- surgery : at St. Jan, Bruges : 1 time
15- surgery for placing dialysis drains : at AZ St. Jan, Bruges : 1 time
16- intensive care in cardiology : at St. Elisabeth Hospital, Turnhout : 1 time
17- emergency room intensive care for anemia (leukemia) : St. Elisabeth Hospital, Turnhout : 1 time
18- emergency room intensive care : St. Elisabeth Hospital, Herrentals : 1 time
19- heart surgery : AZ St. Jan, Bruges : 1 time
20- on May 14th 2009, for heart problems caused by among other reasons lack of medications and insufficent treatments, Mr Vervloesem was to be admitted in emergency to the AZ St. Jan Hospital, Bruges, but the prison director, using a psycho-social service's report denied it.

kaartvzw Werkgroep Morkhoven - Zandvoort childpornnetwork:

Dutroux case 
Zandvoort case

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Belgian Federal Ministry of Justice: 'possible failure'

BE: 'Lack of training impedes open source pilot at Justice ministry'

Oct 27, 2009

Lack of training and coaching for end-users is the main reason for the possible failure of a three-year open source desktop pilot at the Belgian Federal Ministery of Justice, says a federal employee at the court of Justice in Ghent.


The Belgian IT magazine Datanews last week reported that the ministry is scrapping its open source desktop pilot. A few of 17,000 desktop PCs at the Ministery of Justice were migrated to the Suse GNU/Linux distribution, using the open source suite of office applications OpenOffice, three years ago.

Datanews reports that, according to a study by Microsoft, the open source desktop users have for instance been experiencing difficulties printing documents sent by email. They also found it hard to overcome incompatibilities between documents stored in the Open Document Format and those stored in Microsoft's proprietary documents formats.

The open source desktops will be replaced by Microsoft's proprietary desktops, Datanews wrote last week.

However, Lieselot Bleyenberg, spokeswoman for the ministry, denies this decision has been made. "This is not at issue and that is all that I can say about it at this point."

She confirms the ministry has recently signed a contract with Microsoft.


According to a source who wants to remain anonymous, this contract encompasses the installation of Microsoft Office on all desktop PCs. "Blaming the problems on open source is unfair. The software itself is not the cause of the problems. The same issues will occur should the migration to the new Microsoft environment happen without the necessary training."

The source indicates that such user training is a common requirement for any desktop migration project, irrespective of whether this involves open source or proprietary software.

"If only a fraction of the time and money now spent on migrating to the new Microsoft products, would have been used for coaching and mentoring the open source users, you could have added the Justice Department to the list of OpenOffice projects in Belgian public administrations that OSOR published last week."

The source also criticised the decision to licence a specific version of Microsoft's Office, Professional Plus. "It is a waste, for about 90 percent of all desktops users have no need for all of the components that are included in that version."

The Dutch IT news site reported that Hans van Bossuyt, subdirector of the department's Automation Committee has resigned from his post last week. According to Tweakers,  Bossuyt says there is no political will to drive the modernisation of the department.