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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Belgian justice- new statement due on legality of church seaches

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Last Friday, the Belgian justice authorities refused to comment on the content of a ruling about the legality of the searches following the meeting of the Court of Indictment the previous Friday.
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The Brussels Public Prosecutor-General will explain the ruling on Thursday that the Brussels Chamber of Indictment (AI) gave last Friday on Operation Chalice. This is confirmed by the outgoing Justice Minister Stefaan De Clerck (CD & V). The investigating magistrate in Brussels on June 24 searched the cathedral in Malines, the archbishop's palace and the offices of the Adriaenssens Commission (which was set up after the pedophilia scandals) looking for secret files of the Church. The Prosecutor-General had questions about the legality of the investigation and put a series of questions to the AI. The AI took a decision last Friday, but the prosecutor refused to say anything about the content. This will happen now on Thursday.
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