Ban on Dutch paedophile club impossible

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The lawyer representing paedophile club Martijn says it is not legally feasible to ban it.

Bart Swier said a judge can only ban a club when crimes have been committed in its name

On Wednesday, the civil court in Assen will consider the Public Prosecution Service’s request to ban and dissolve the club.

The PPS says the way in which Martijn glorifies and justifies paedophilia is unacceptable. Children and their parents should be protected from the club’s activities.

It says that in this case children’s interests should take priority over the freedom of association, which is a fundamental right laid down in the Dutch constitution.


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