Arbi Zarmaev: euro-ombudsman

May 2, 2011

Dear Mr Boeykens,

I am writing in reply to your e-mail of 15 April 2011, in which you again informed the office of the European Ombudsman about the case of a prisoner and the alleged involvement of a Belgian minister.
I regret to have to reiterate that the European Ombudsman is only competent to investigate complaints about maladministration in the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the European Union. No action by any other authority or person may be the subject of a complaint to the Ombudsman.

Apart from the advice already provided in the replies of the European Ombudsman, the office can unfortunately not offer any further assistance.

Best regards,
Nastasja Fuxa
Office of the European Ombudsman

European Ombudsman

Nastasja Fuxa

Legal Unit A

T. +33 (0)3 88 17 23 28

1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman

CS 30403

F – 67001 Strasbourg Cedex

T. + 33 (0)3 88 17 23 13

F. + 33 (0)3 88 17 90 62

Aan: Jan Boeykens
Datum: 2 mei 2011 – 10:57
Onderwerp: Re: Arbi Zarmaev: belgian minister violates principle of separation of capacities
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2 Responses to “Arbi Zarmaev: euro-ombudsman”

  1. kruitvat Says:


    Arbi Zarmaev is again arrested. He is again isolated in Bruges prison where he was isolated, tortured and treated with neuroleptics to make him crazy. He was arrested on the moment he was going to the police station in Ostende. His family can not contact him. This is again a violation of the Belgian prison act (2004) which never has been applicated. The European Union has a big problem with the respect of human rights. Irish political prisoners are mistreated and tortured on the same way as in Belgium.

    We are all talking about ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’ in the Middle East but since 2006, Marcel Vervloesem, member of our association and researcher in the childporn case Zandvoort (88.539 victims), has an interdiction to talk with the press. During 2 years he was tortured in Bruges prison. One year ago he was freed (and still alive) but his health was totally broken by the mistreatment in prison. He has again an interdiction to talk with the press; he can not work with organisations fighting child abuse; Belgian Justice has forbidden him to contact the members of his association who were visiting him during 2 years (every week) in prison.

  2. kruitvat Says:

    5 days ago Arbi was jailed again in Bruges prison where he was tortured, isolated, treated with neuroleptics and beaten (broken ribs) before. He was again isolated and the Belgian prison act was not respected. If all goes well, then Arbi will released a second time today. Let us hope that everything is better organized and that certain individuals who were not happy with the release of Arbi, keep calm now.

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