Networks of sexual abuse of children and young people in Europe

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Operation Koala, particle of the Zandvoort network!

The main network in which Sergio Mazola is presumed to be involved, is referred in the Italian prosecution documents as the “Zandvoort File”, reveals Jim Cusack of the Irish newspaper “Independent”. The seizure of two million paedo-pornographic images during the “Koala operation”, would thus take its roots in 1988, when Marcel Vervloesem discovered that children broke arm and legs in the isolation cells of a psychiatric institute in Antwerp. The telephone operator of a nearby hospital would pay some of these children to pause for pornographic photographs. The case had led his organisation, the Werkgroep Morkhoven, to the famous “Zandvoort File” in 1998 with 90.081 victims.
In 2002, at the time of the Hamlet operation, Interpol trapped Pascal Taveirne a man from Bruges, exchanging videos where he raped his daughters, with a Danish chiropractor who had a half million files of child pornography. A new pressure of the international police forces will have been necessary so that Taveirne be arrested in August 2006. Australia had just seized a film where he raped one of his daughters, which had been produced and distributed by Sergio Menzola, an Italian man from Ferrare presumed key member of Zandvoort network.In September 2006, eight years had passed since Marcel Vervloesem, in the name of his organisation, had forwarded the Zandvoort file to the King of Belgium and the president of the European Parliament. The Belgian press, who had maintained Taveirn’s arrest secret, announced with drums and trumpets that Marcel Vervloesem was condemned for possession of child pornography, hiding it acted of the Zandvoort file that the King had congratulated him for having found and brought to justice.

Taveirne will be judged in Jaunary with haste, in the complete secrecy. Jim Cusack sees a repetition of the Dutroux case, with the only difference that in Belgium, no one knows the name, the face of Taveirne or the sentence. The Belgian press only talks about “a man from Bruges who would have raped his daughters”, whereas the international press talks of Pascal Taveirn who has been judged for his crimes. Only those who follow this site wonder whether he is not already released for good conduct.

The Council of the European Union had ordered a study on the situation of the sexual exploitation children. The mission had been entrusted to Childfocus who published its work in 2004, without mentioning any of these cases. Delphine Moralis, one of Childfocus directors said: “The Belgian Werkgroep Morkhoven is a group of people who pretend to act against the exploitation of children. They are part of the “believers” who emerged after the affair Dutroux, and who pretend to disclose so called conspiracies and networks of paedophiles”.

This means that the paedophile network Spartacus did not die, said Professor Gagliardi, but is still well present under another name: the monstrous octopus was reproduced with extra tentacles. The plankton appeared in 1988, thus ten years before the Dutroux case, became an octopus of over two million criminal images and whose appetite doubles every year, without the Counsel of the European Union may see it coming.

The work of the international police forces to dismantle the networks and the major role of Michele Coninsx, substitute of the Brussels’s prosecutor of the King in the operation Koala, has recently been very reassuring. It is regrettable that nothing guarantees that the paedo- criminals are not released discreetly by the local judges, like Taveirne was, since they also profit from anonymity.

ZANDVOORT – Operation Koala

Gaza: Testimonies from AlShifa hospital

Testimonies from AlShifa hospital

Hassan Abu Saleem, a two – year kid from Jabalia refugee camp in the northern #gaza   Strip, was sleeping on his aunt’s arm, when shrapnel of an #israeli   missile came from the window and hit his head causing a partial skull fracture.
His mother, Sherieen Abu Saleem, 26, who was silently sitting beside little Hassan’s bed said ,” Hassan is my only child, I suffered a lot until he came, I miscarried twice and I lost a baby girl before he was born.”
Sherieen expressed her joy as Hassan woke up, ate and drank few minutes before meeting her,” Doctors were concerned about his case, but luckily he woke up and spoke to me ” Hassan’s family live in east Jabalia near the border zone.

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