(Brussels 20 September 2013) The case of the pimp called ’Dodo la Saumure’ has gripped Belgium, with the man at the centre of the case somewhat curiously requesting that his human rights be respected. He was convicted of aggravated pimping five years ago, and the verdit for the appeal was delivered today. On Thursday 19 September, he was interviewed by the Belgian national broadcaster and continued to defend his case, providing the pretext that the absence of strong Belgian policy against pimping should be an argument to not convict him. EWL Policy Officer Pierrette Pape was interviewed and provided her reaction to his words, and spoke on the RTBF news on Thursday evening.
Should you wish to follow the arguments presented by EWL Policy Officer and Project Coordinator Pierrette Pape, you can watch the interview online here. The interview Pierrette Pape starts at 00.41.
Today, the Belgian court has confirmed the conviction of Dodo la Saumure as a pimp. He will serve time and will have to pay certain fines. here.