I write this article in english with a view to foreign media who might want to pick up on it. Specifically The New York Times and investigative reporter Diana Schemo, who are said to work on an extensive background article on the Demmink scandal.
Let me first give the reader who is not familiar with the case a short introductory rundown: Mr. Demmink (photo right) has been the Secretary General of the Dutch Ministry of Justice for 10 years, from 2002 to 2012. He is since retired. This is the highest position in our Justice Department, only second to the Minister of Justice. In practice it is a more powerful job than the minister, simply because a minister is elected for four years. It’s a temporary job subject to elections. The Secretary General however, is appointed by the Dutch state for as long as he is desired or deemed suitable for the job. Americans may compare the two positions with Attorney General and FBI Director. J. Edgar Hoover was the director of the FBI for 35 years until he died. When JFK was killed, his brother Robert, the Attorney General and formally Hoover’s boss, was just another lawyer, stricken with grief and powerless to make a fist against the Warren Commission, installed by Lyndon Johnson and his friend Hoover, both avid Kennedy haters, especially of Bobby.
Before becoming the top dog of our Justice Department, Mr. Demmink was – from 1992 to 2002- the Director General of International Affairs and Immigration, one of five subdivisions of the Dutch Justice Department. Troughout this period (1992 to today) Mr. Demmink has been accused of sexual abuse of young boys of minority age. Among other countries in Turkey, where three boys, now adults, have filed charges against Mr. Demmink for being raped by him against their will, while they were under 18 years old. According to the filings, all these rapes happened during the mid 90’s.
Mr. Demmink has made no secret about his homosexuality, this has been common knowledge throughout his career. And why not? Homosexuality is not forbidden in our country, thank God. But it is also a public secret that Mr. Demmink particularly fancies young boys. He has even said that he doesn’t always ask their age. For example, Mr. Demmink had to acknowledge to have had a sexual relationship with Libor Čtvrtlík, a porn actor from the Czech republic, half Demmink’s age. But Libor was in his ealrly twenties, not of minority age. Libor’s master work is a homosexual porn movie titled in German: “Das Fickende Klassenzimmer” (look it up on Google). This translates in english as “The Fucking Schoolclass”. Now let’s for argument’s sake imagine that the Attorney General of the United States would admit to such a fact? Is that possible without an outcry from the public and media? Well, it’s no sweat in The Netherlands. Our mainstream media are completely silent about this and related affairs around Mr. Demmink. They are much less silent in the United States, where a congressional committee, led by congressmen Chris Smith, is investigating the charges against Mr. Demmink:
There was even a protest march in New York to arrest Demmink:
During his period as boss of the Justice Department, Mr Demmink has spent four ministers of Justice: Mr. Korthals, Mr. Donner, Mr. Ernst Hirsch Ballin and Mr. Opstelten. All of them have been quick on their feet to deny and downplay any allegations of sexual misconduct of Mr. Demmink as soon as they arose. Mr. Demmink’s predecessor, Harry Borghouts, a personal friend, also seizes every opportunity to squash the charges. The common defense line is basicallly: We have investigated this thoroughly, but not found a shred of evidence. Mr. Donner, who approved the appointment of Mr . Demmink, said: “There is not even smoke , so there can’t be a fire.” To recognise the phenomenon, Americans only need to think back of the Warren Commission.
So far the summary lecture. Now let us have a look at Mr. Demmink’s defense to deny the charges of three different Turkish boys that filed charges of being raped by Mr. Demmink in Turkey in 1996 to 1998. His defense is basically that he has not set foot on Turkish soil since 1986. In part 2 we shall see what an intelligence insulting, bold faced lie this is, with a 99.99999% certainty. Our Justice Department is buying the lie. So far. I will also explain why. As well as how it would be a piece of cake for our Justice Department to prove it a lie, and why it refuses to do so. It has to do with a secret blackmail between the Turkish government and Mr. Demmink, dating back to the 90’s. Because of this there is an innocent man jailed in our country with a lifelong sentence. For doing nothing, sentenced by evidence falsified by Mr. Demmink. On request of the Turks. A man that nobody ever heard of. I shall make it crystal clear why these situations continue to be possible in our neat little country.
Stay tuned, to be continued in part 2……