I just received word from Paul Belien about the plight of Frank Vanhecke (see my earlier post for more information about Frank):
Below is a message (in Dutch) from Frank Vanhecke.
His immunity has been lifted by the European Parliament (in commission). A plenary meeting still has to do the same, but that is merely a formality.
Please spread the news as far as possible.
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Van: “VANHECKE Frank”
Datum: 3 november 2008 18:03:27 GMT+01:00
Aan: “Paul Belien”
Onderwerp: RE: Frank Vanhecke
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Stemming in commissie juridischje zaken pas gebeurd, immuniteit opgeheven.
Plenaire vergadering moet nog bevestigen over paar weken, maar dat is formaliteit.
Zie ook persbericht op nationale site met wat info over parlementair verslag ter zake.
En ook: dank voor uw inspanningen. Meen het.
This is a deliberate effort by the political machine that runs both the EU and Belgium to squash all potential opposition.
I am far away in America and can have no effect on the course of events in Flanders. But European readers should take note: this juggernaut is about to roll over many of you. Frank Vanhecke is just one of its first victims.
There is still time — but not much — for you to affect the course of events in your countries. Suggestions for appropriate action will be welcomed in the comments.
HOWEVER — calls for civil insurrection etc. will be deleted, because they can get this blog shut down. If you feel compelled to discuss such things, please do it in another venue, out of respect for the continuing viability of this forum.