Paedophile group must remove pictures
1 November 2007, AMSTERDAM - Dutch paedophilia association Martijn must remove all pictures of the Dutch royal family from its website, a court ruled Thursday.
1 November 2007
AMSTERDAM - Dutch paedophilia association Martijn must remove all pictures of the Dutch royal family from its website, a court ruled Thursday.
On 26 October, an organisation acting against the exploitation of children, Stop Kindersex (Stop Sexual Abuse of Children), informed the Dutch Royal Information and Communication Service (RVD) that Martijn had published pictures of three royal children on its website.
Martijn was founded in 1982 and promotes itself as "a platform for debate" about paedophilia. The group says it strives "for social acceptance of child-adult relations" and appears intermittently in the media with demands to legalise paedophilia.
The group's website carried a picture of Princess Amalia, the eldest daughter of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, and two pictures of her second cousins, the children of Prince Maurits, one of the queen's nephews.
The picture of Amalia was copied from the website of the Dutch royal family. Repeated requests by the state attorney to have the pictures removed had no effect.
On Monday the state attorney demanded in court that the organisation be forced to remove the pictures immediately and also asked the court to impose a EUR 50,000 fine.
Dutch Prince Willem-Alexander on Tuesday said he had filed the law suit against Martijn to protect other children from paedophilia.
[Copyright dpa 2007]
Subject: Dutch news