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Belgium: 20 months in prison for member Laurent Louis

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 4:18 p.m.

20 months in prison required against the member Laurent Louis

Belgian court fines MP Laurent Louis 50,000 Euros and sentences him to 20 months (suspended) for calling Belgian Prime minister a "paedophile" in Parliament

The Crown has requested ,on Tuesday afternoon , a sentence of 20 months in prison (suspended) against the independent MP Laurent Louis , before the Criminal Court of Brussels. Louis Laurent is accused of contempt against the Prime Minister , slanders against a journalist and several others as well as concealment of parts of Dutroux case.

The prosecution said that all the charges were laid against Laurent Louis and requested a sentence of 20 months suspended sentence and a fine of 50,000 euros.

Louis Laurent , independent MP and founder of the party " Standing Belgians ," is accused of contempt towards the Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo he was a paedophile , slander in respect of a newspaper reporter Le Soir that he described as " protector of paedophiles " and concealment of parts of the Dutroux case.

At a press conference in April 2012 , Laurent Louis denounced the existence of paedophile networks in Belgium and showed two photos from the autopsy report of Julie and Melissa , victims of paedophile Marc Dutroux . About 70 people gathered Tuesday at noon in front of the Palais de Justice in Brussels in support of the hon.

They hoped to come to attend the appearance of Corrections Laurent Louis , but access to the courthouse has been denied by the police , including a fairly large device was spot on. The action took place without incident. The trial continues on Tuesday afternoon with the arguments of the defence.

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