Friday, July 29, 2011

Review: LJN BP7250

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Lately, I read one of the Sneep II case files (LJN: BP7250). You can read it here:
www.rechtspraak.nl/ljn.asp?ljn=BP7250

One of the gang members of the gang of Saban B is described (his name is Pehlul T). Amongst other things he forced his wife into prostitution. She met him when she was 22 years old (around 2004). He forced her to work in prostitution for more than two years. He battered her a lot, also with a baseball bat. Her bruises were hidden with makeup. He also used violence against her dog, throwing the dog against the wall and stabbing it with a knife in the side. She also had to do an abortion and immediately had to continue working in prostitution after that. He also threatened her to kill her by giving her a drug overdose. He also said that he had killed another woman this way. She fled to her aunt after she was severely tortured by him. Several pimps went to their house to threaten them.

She also tells about how the gang operated during that time, prior to being dissolved in 2007. She tells that the gang members often had meetings together. These meetings were often at her and her husband’s home (she lived with her husband Pehlul T in a bungalow park in Vinkeveen). She was at four of those meetings. During those meetings the pimps spoke about information they received from informants of the police. They also discussed how to deal with certain situation in de Wallen in Amsterdam and the Zandpad in Utrecht. She belonged to a certain team among which also other girls belonged. She explains the Wallen was actually one big team. All the men under the main pimps (Saban B and his brother Hasan B) visited them in the home of another person. She was there once. Pimps who didn't belong to the gang came there to ask Saban B and another leading pimp (known as Monti, he is also the brother of Pehlul T) for permission to let their women work on the Wallen. They had to pay for that.

The case file explains that the gang had several bodyguards and errand boys working for them. They were paid 100 Euros per week per girl. They had to buy groceries for the girls and help the girls get rid of difficult clients. One of the bodyguards could count that the group had some 30 women working on the Wallen. Another errand boy explains that pimps that didn’t belong to the gang had to pay protection money to the gang. He was arrested because he threatened a prostitute. He admits that he actually did go to her. That was ordered by Saban B. He had to tell her that she had to give all her money to Saban B and his brother (Hasan B). He had to threaten her. Saban B explained to him that if the girl started to make a fuss then he just had to give her some beatings.

Reading through all these court files gives the strong impression that the gang really was that violent as described in the media, although not all accusations could be proven. The gang mainly recruited women by extorting or romantically manipulating independent prostitutes, or using romantic manipulation to get women (who didn’t work in prostitution before) to work in prostitution for them.

So, as if turns out from this file, it seems that Saban B really was the big boss on the Wallen. No prostitute could work there without being extorted. Actually no pimp could work there without being extorted. But the reign of Saban B is over now. He was imprisoned and later fled to Turkey where he is in prison for crimes he committed there. Are the prostitutes free now? Or has another person taken the place of Saban?

Is it all a big conspiracy? Is there another big brother in Cyprus who has appointed another person in Saban’s place? Are all the prostitutes in the world forced? Except perhaps for the very old ones?

It could only mean one thing. The lovely Slovakian Claudia in the La Vie en Rose and the lovely Greek Elena in the Goldbergersteeg are forced. Although they are both older than 30. But that doesn’t say anything.

I am so stupid. I must never visit a prostitute again. I’m still struggling in my head. I haven’t visited one in 4 weeks, now it should be forever. Problem is, I promised Claudia to visit her another time before she stops working in prostitution altogether half August. I dream about giving her a flower.

I wonder, I could also go to one of these clubs, because I assume forced prostitution takes place a lot less often there. But I can't prove that beyond a reasonable doubt you know. So, perhaps in these clubs the situations is that gross too, only the victims don't go to the police or to the media.

I keep finding excuses. Don't even think about it.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The alley

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I finally have time to read the latest report, which you can download here.

It is called "Mensenhandel in de Amsterdamse raamprostitutie - een onderzoek naar de aard en opsporing van mensenhandel" published by the WODC, written by Verhoeven, M.A., Gestel, B. van, Jong, D. de (2011).

Some human trafficking cases are described which happened on the Wallen in Amsterdam. At least 76 victims were made by the gangs. But it are probably more because not all victims came into the view of the police and it was also decided not to mention all victims in the accusations (because of lag of time or because it was easier that way). One Turkish gang probably made hundreds of victims.

In the book one chapter is devoted to a gang who operated in one of the alleys of de Wallen. It is simply called 'the alley' in the book (de steeg). They probably mean the Molensteeg.

At first they investigated a group of Hungarian madams who formerly were also victims of human trafficking. They probably exploited dozens of Hungarian prostitutes in total. They didn't use violence but they threatened to use it. They took nearly all the money from the women. The prostitutes knew that they would be working in prostitution.

But as the investigation progressed they found out these madams weren't the actual leaders of the gang. It turned out to be some Turks who owned a café and several window brothels in the alley. They could use the café to keep an eye on the window brothels. Also other pimps could use the café for these purposes.

At one point several female pimps were arrested. The police arranged a shelter for the prostitutes who lived in the same house as the madams. But the Hungarian prostitutes eventually contacted the boyfriend of one of the madams and then returned to the house because they didn't like the shelter (they had no freedoms, had to hand over their mobile phones etc.....).

At the end the window brothels were closed (perhaps they are open now again). The Turkish pimp could easily negotiate with other window brothel owners to place the girls there.

The police tried to find out if there was perhaps a higher layer of power above the brothel owners; perhaps the real estate owners? The brothel owners transferred money to them. Did the real estate owners know about the forced prostitution taking place there? One big conspiracy? The police had no time to dig further.

Okay, the Wallen is still evil. All prostitutes have pimps, all brothel owners and madams are human traffickers and it is all one big conspiracy.

My conclusion.

I hope it will scare me off.

I rediscovered another readable LJN again! (haven't read it myself yet):

LJN: BL6374

(you know http://ljn.rechtspraak.nl/)

I will add it to my list.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

LJN

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I wanted to tell something about some forced prostitution cases on the rechspraak website you know, but I have no time you know. And I'm totally worn out. Burnt out!!!! But if someone's interested in reading it herself/himself I will wish you good luck!!! (I haven't even read many of the hundreds of pages myself!) There is a total number of about 5000/6000 pages to be read spread out over about 500 verdicts. About 100 verdicts are readable, containing over 2000 pages. The rest contains nothing but a list of all the accusations plus a short clarification.

And many cases have similarities. I notice lots of prostitutes who already worked in prostitution but who are wrapped around the fingers of very bad men later on. And also lots of bad managers of prostitutes who take all the money.

I will print one of these stories out so I can read it before going to sleep, and I hope I will never visit a prostitute again.

I will show a list of LJN-numbers regarding verdicts of forced prostitution cases. These are the readible cases in my opinion.

You can find the files easily via this link by using the LJN-numbers:
http://zoeken.rechtspraak.nl/DetailPage.aspx
So just type in the LJN numbers!

I will update the list regularly by the way.

LJN: BN1233 / LJN: BN1234
LJN: BM9806
LJN: BA3139
LJN: BP4396
LJN: BD0120
LJN: BJ1336 / LJN: BJ1334 / LJN: BJ1332
LJN: BJ2954
LJN: BL6374 / LJN: BR1678
LJN: BC7385 / LJN: BJ9372 / LJN: BJ9371 / LJN: BJ9370 (Mandy P case, BTW: the suspect was later acquitted of forcing her into prostitution)
LJN: BB0450 / LJN: BH2476
LJN: BC2645 / LJN: BU5455 (2 minor Romanian girls in Haarlem)
LJN: BQ4979 / LJN: BQ4976
LJN: BQ6884 / LJN: BQ6894
LJN: BQ5633 / (forced prostitute on the Baekelandplein)
LJN: BJ6912
LJN: BO8125
LJN: BJ1332
LJN: BJ7976
LJN: BH6091
LJN: BP7250
LJN: BC2583
LJN: BJ7549 / BJ7547
LJN: BM2120
LJN: BO2794
LJN: BP6993
LJN: BO0437 / LJN: BO0435 / BO0439
LJN: BP2304
LJN: BK5293
LJN: BJ1279 / LJN: BJ1281 / LJN: BJ1280 / LJN: BJ1282
LJN: BN6034 / LJN: BN6042 / LJN: BN6027 / LJN: BN6010
LJN: BD6050 / LJN: BD6049
LJN: BH6277 / LJN: BH6262
LJN: BP5814
LJN: BO9376 / LJN: BO8073 (Zeister Pooierboys)
LJN: BH3388
LJN: BS1141
LJN: BR1294
LJN: BQ3787 / LJN: BL7890
LJN: BG6613
LJN: BO5076
LJN: BT8889
LJN: BT8902 / LJN: BT8882 / LJN: BT8884
LJN: BR4470
LJN: BP7950 / LJN: BP7981
LJN: BO7662 / LJN: BO9639
LJN: BN9788
LJN: BU6454 / LJN: BU6423
LJN: BN5110
LJN: BL0022
LJN: BJ7976
LJN: BJ3087
LJN: AZ9346 / LJN: AZ9343
LJN: BN3284
LJN: BU3396
LJN: BT7070
LJN: BN3645 / LJN: BN3661
LJN: BJ3128
LJN: BG6680 / LJN: BG6681 / LJN: BG6682 / LJN: BG6683
LJN: BG1989 / LJN: BG2001
LJN: BG1625 / LJN: BO2994
LJN: BG0272
LJN: BD8803
LJN: BD2180
LJN: BD0634
LJN: BC4379
LJN: BC2949
LJN: BU9520

Sneep II case (gang led by Saban B, the notorious gang who probably forced hundreds of women into prostitution, many repetitions in the files):
LJN: BP5492
LJN: BP6953
LJN: BP5190
LJN: BP5363
LJN: BP5490
LJN: BP6723
LJN: BP5215
LJN: BP7252
LJN: BP7377
LJN: BP5384
LJN: BP7662
LJN: BP6711
LJN: BP7250
LJN: BP5092

Sneep I case:
LJN: BD6957
LJN: BD6974
LJN: BD6960
LJN: BD6965
LJN: BD6972
LJN: BD6969

Sneep I case(appeal, and including some leaks, like the full names of victims and perpetrators):
LJN: BO8383
LJN: BO8406
LJN: BO8400
LJN: BO8394
LJN: BO8390
LJN: BO8402

Sneep case (miscellaneous):
LJN: BK1473

Judo case (this is another Turkish gang on de Wallen with Mehmet and Youssef and the like):
LJN: BK7603
LJN: BK7604
LJN: BK7632

Judo case (appeal):
LJN: BQ1657
LJN: BQ1658
LJN: BQ1659
LJN: BQ1660
LJN: BT6850

Maas case (Pooierboys from Purmerend):
LJN: BR2756
LJN: BR2945
LJN: BR2862
LJN: BR3148
LJN: BR2782

These files I treated already on this blog:
LJN: BJ6912
LJN: BO8125
LJN: BJ1332
LJN: BJ7976
LJN: BH6091
LJN: BP7250

and.... many more files are available. But the ones above are much better to read than the others.

Monday, July 04, 2011

:'-|

I don't know but I think I'm going insane!

I visited the very same 33-years-old Slovakian woman again.

Actually, I like sex. She's so cool.

And is she too old to be forced?

Well, according to the latest research I mentioned here?

No.

Also 30+ prostitutes are forced, and a surprisingly large percentage!

I use my imagination too much. My conscience is grinding to a halt.

I think this is it. I could better stop writing on my blog.

It makes no sense at all.

I'm such a jerk.

I wish you all a very happy life with lots of love.

(I could better turn myself in to the police just right now)