Brussels, November 10 th 2009
When the activist Marcel Vervloesem, severely ill, was transfered from the Bruges jail to the Turnhout one, all who cared for him thought that his sufferings were over, but the psycho-social service of the Bruges prison had fooled him for months. It took them 3 weeks to forward his file to the psycho-social service of the Turnhout jail. For the Dr Mol, general director of the Prisoners' Health Service of the Department of Justice in Brussels, Belgium, it took him almost 2 months to send the surgery file of Mr Vervloesem from the Bruges jail's medical center to the one in Turnhout. But once all the paper work was received in Turnhout things again went wrong.
Even though Mr Vervloesem was eligible for ambulatory follow up by the professor-psychiatrist Cosyns' team from the University Institution in Anvers and since August 8th 2009 the Turnhout jail's psycho-social service had all the necessary papers, the matter continued to drag on.
Even when the Turnhout jail board said they did not object to the Dr Cosyns' team, and in agreement with the psycho-social service those Drs made a follow up plan, nothing progressed. The psycho-social service people pretended that Dr Cosyns did not answer their letters because he was on vacation, etc.
Same with the requests filed for probation, day out, electronic surveillance, probation for medical reasons, with the psycho-social service, nothing was acted on.
Mr Vervloesem fears that anything attempted with the psycho-social service in Turnhout will turn out the same negative way as with the Bruges one.
A few weeks before the deadline it seemed the psycho-social service had not yet finished their report [ note by translator : frequently "request not received complete within due date" is the alleged reason for ill-willed bureaucrats to reject a legitimate claim].
The Belgian minister of justice De Clerk was informed several times about those difficulties with the psycho-social service but that changed nothing.
Mr Vervloesem then explained those problems in a letter sent to the nonprofit Werkgroep Morkhoven which was published on the organization's website. That made a psychologist from the psycho-social service Erwin Boosten mad at Mr Vervloesem and he summoned him to his office to insult him copiously. The professional told him that the ambulatory follow up Mr Vervloesem has been waiting for 3 months was a bad idea, and that he would personally see that his visitors and mail would be restricted. He also demanded that Mr Vervloesem confess of crimes for which he had been innocented.
That immediately killed any hope in the man wrongly imprisoned for years and caused in him a worsening of this health conditions. Seeing no end to his constant sufferings he could as only escape suicide.
The Werkgroep Morkhoven then informed minister De Clerk again of the situation. A few weeks ago, letters from Mr Vervloesem's daughter and from the Dutch activist Yvonne van Hertum were withheld. Again minister De Clerk was informed.
Finally, 3 days before the deadline Mr Vervloesem received at last the report from the Turnhout jail board and the psycho-social service. It was totally negative : the psycho-social service stated that a release from prison was impossible "because that would allow Mr Vervloesem to return to the milieu that struggles against organized pedophiles where facts happened". Similarly, the report states that the actor Jo Reymen, who supports Mr Vervloesem independently from the Werkgroep Morkhoven is somebody who "is involved in the struggle against organized pedophiles which is the milieu where the facts happened". Also in the report is denied right for Mr Vervloesem to visit with his daughter and grandchildren "because this could worry the entourage's victims". Also possible contacts of Mr Vervloesem with the media could also worry the victims (but actually it is mostly disclosure of the politics for covering up the Zandvoort's pedophiles'networks that makes some Belgian politicians worry).
All this brings Mr Vervloesem to despair. Allegedly for his own safety he was assigned to an isolation cell with no TV, no radio, no venting, with a bed and a pot screwed on the floor. He formerly had already been denied right to drink and eat fruits. The decision made him stay in isolation for 7 nights (unless he dies from suicide or infarctus in between).
No disciplinary report will be made told him the Turnhout jail director while this painful and inhumane walling will be in no way beneficial to his health conditions and to the many sufferings he has been experiencing. He was told that receiving visitors, mail, placing phone calls, and having daily walks would be granted only if his health allowed them.
President Morkhoven Group
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, but he sometimes allows exceptions on undefined reasons.
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.
All those emergency hospitalizations were done during the year Mr Vervloesem was incarcereted at the Turnhout and Bruges prisons.
CLEARLY THE PURPOSE OF OFFICIALS IN CHARGE WANT HIM TO DIE WHILE IN JAIL :
PLEASE FORWARD AND PUBLISH THIS MESSAGE, PLEASE PROTEST AGAINST THIS INHUMANE TREATMENT OF AN INNOCENT MAN WHO BRAVELY DEDICATED HIMSELF TO BRING EVIDENCE OF THE PEDOPHILES' NETWORKS EXISTENCE AND MALFAISANCE IN EUROPE WHILE OFFICIALS IN CHARGE REFUSED TO DO THEIR DUTY. DEATH IS THE WAY TO ELIMINATE THOSE WHO WANT JUSTICE DONE IN THE ABSENCE OF APPROPRIATE ACTION FROM OFFICIALS : SINCE 1995 MORE THAN 20 BRAVE PEOPLE WERE MURDERED. PLEASE DO NOT LET MR VERVLOESEM BE THE NEXT. THANK YOU.
Werkgroep Morkhoven vzw-asbl
1060 Sint-Gillis - Belgium
Tel.0032 (0)2 537 49 97
[translated by Filip Marceron]
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