Belgian media

dupuisBelgium/Nihoul-Dutroux Affair: letter to European deputies

Brussels, 2 October 2000

Dear colleague,

I am writing to inform you of the latest developments in the Nihoul-Dutroux affair, and also of an important meeting which will be held in the near future.

In particular, I enclose a letter addressed to you by police detectives De Baets et Bille. When they were cleared of all charges against them, both criminal and administrative, the overwhelming majority of the "major" Belgian media - who had not hesitated to drag them through the mud on the front pages - did not hold it to be their duty to inform their readers, listeners or viewers of the fact.

You will also find an in-depth report by Mme Françoise Van de Moortel, a journalist and a member of the Comités blancs, on the malfunctioning of the judicial system after the arrest of Dutroux in 1996. As you will unfortunately be able to see for yourself when you read the article, the state of health of the Belgian judicial system after the arrest of Dutroux is no better than it was before.

Finally, especially for those of you who have informed me of your willingness to take action on the issue of the disappearance of children, I would like to draw your attention to an important meeting: "Les réseaux et l'impensable: le dévoilement" (Paedophile rings and the unthinkable: disclosure).

This meeting, organised by the "network of Comités Blancs", will take place at the UCL (Auditoire Central D7 - Avenue Mounier - Woluwé-St-Lambert) on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 October.

Best wishes,

Olivier Dupuis

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Foto: Olivier Dupuis

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Olivier Dupuis: Biographical notes
Olivier Dupuis was born in 1958 in Ath (Belgium). He graduated in Political and Social Science at the University of Louvain. He first joined the Radical Party in 1981, and took an active part in the campaign against famine, undertaking nonviolent actions which led to his arrest and detention on numerous occasions in Brussels. In 1982 he went on a hunger strike lasting five weeks in order to obtain the effective implementation of the so-called "Survival Law", which had been passed by majority vote by the Belgian parliament. In the same year, he was arrested in Prague for demonstrating and handing out pamphlets with other Radical activists in support of freedom and democracy. After being arrested with two other Radical activists in Dubrovnik, he was kept in prison for three days before being expelled from the country and banned from returning for three years.

Declaring that neither military defense nor the civilian alternative are capable of facing the real threats to peace and security represented by the lack of democracy in Eastern Europe and the non-respect of the right to life in the South of the world, he was arrested in October 1985 and charged with desertion. Sentenced to two years in prison, he was released in August 1986 after spending eleven months in the prisons of Saint-Gilles and Louvain.

From 1988 he lived in Budapest, where he helped to organise the TRP Congress in April 1989. From 1989 to 1993 he coordinated the activities of the Radical Party in the countries of Central Europe. In December 1991, as the European Community obstinately refused to recognise the republics of the former Yugoslavia, he went with Marco Pannella and other Radicals to the trenches of besieged city of Osijek, and wore the Croatian uniform.

In Sofia, in July 1993, he was elected President of the General Council of the Radical Party.

In March 1994 he held a day of dialogue (which lasted twenty-eight hours) with the members of the V Commission of the United Nations to obtain an agreement on the funding of the ad hoc Tribunal on crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia.

In April 1995, he was elected Secretary of the TRP by the 37th Congress in Rome.

In April 1996, following the resignation of Marco Pannella, he became a member of the European Parliament. He was a member of the Foreign Affairs Commission, a substitute member of the Public Liberty Commission, and a member of the Delegations with South East Europe and with Transcaucasia.

In the summer of 1998 he launched the Transnational Radical Party campaign in favour of the indictment of President Milosevic for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court on crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia. In spring 1999 he handed the Deputy Attorney of the Court, Graham Blewitt, a petition with over 100,000 signatures from people all over the world asking for the indictment of Slobodan Milosevic.

He was re-elected to the European Parliament in June 1999 in the North-West Italy constituency (Milan-Turin-Genoa). He is a member of the Constitutional Commission, a substitute member of the Foreign Affairs Commission and a member of the Delegations with South Asia and with Transcaucasia.

In June 2001 he demonstrated together with the Radical Martin Schulthes in favour of democracy and the freedom of religion in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), outside the Pagoda of Tinh Minh, where the Venerable Thich Quang Do, the number two in the Unified Buddhist Church (not recognised by the Hanoi authorities), was detained. After being arrested, they were questioned for several hours before being put on the first plane to Bangkok.

On the occasion of the second anniversary of the "26 October 1999 Movement" and as a sign of concrete solidarity with the five student leaders arrested and not heard of since, Olivier Dupuis, Silvja Manzi, Massimo Lensi, Bruno Mellano and Nikolaj Khramov demonstrated on 26 October 2001 in Vientiane for "freedom, democracy and reconciliation in Laos". Arrested by the Lao authorities, they were questioned at length and then detained for two weeks in Phontong prison. Sentenced to two and a half years in prison after a brief, farcical trial, they were immediately expelled from the country.


Écrit par : Api | 04/07/2009

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