In the program investigative journalists Kurt Wertelaers and Charles Lattrez on a search for the killer of Sally Van Hecke. “That case is an ongoing criminal investigation, where at this time various investigations ' walk away and various elements be walked. The active state of the research is the production company also known, because the statements of their journalist in 2017 have led to the reopening. So there is no question of a cold case or an unsolved murder case as asked by the programme makers and VTM”, shares the Antwerp public prosecutor.also Read Claudy Pierret: "Two people were murdered, but Sally didn't"
“Until this afternoon, there were negotiations with VTM to the series”, confirms the Antwerp public prosecutor to our editors. “The broadcaster was not giving we the application with urgency have been submitted. After reading the petition, the Brussels rechtbankvoorzitter decided granted summary judgment first, all of the involved parties to hear and then to make a decision on the broadcast.”VTM: “the Case was reopened thanks to the work of journalists”
VTM indicates also that it is just thanks to the work of the journalists, that the public prosecutor's office is again on the case of curves. “We regret the summons with respect to ‘Cold Case’ strongly”, says the VTM spokeswoman Sarah Vercauteren. “The makers, the Nieuwshuis reported to us, namely that the public prosecutor already long time ago at the height brought. Even more, it is thanks to the information from the programme makers that the public prosecutor's office, the twenty-year-old case has been reopened.”
“It is very strange to now all of a sudden, the evening before the broadcast, be sued. We will tomorrow, of course, our position to defend the case in court. We believe it is important that such documentaireprogramma’s can be created and transmitted. Just like that, for example, about the Gang of Nivelles are created and sent. The public has the right to obtain that information,” said Vercauteren.
The Flemish Association of Journalists (VVJ) supports VTM in full in the defence against the procedure that the public prosecutor of Antwerp, has started to the broadcast of the program “Cold Case” to prevent it. That says national secretary Pol Deltour. “What the public prosecutor of Antwerp is doing is particularly dangerous. It comes down to censorship”, it sounds.Mother of Sally: “My fate for 22 years in the hands of the Antwerp public prosecutor laid”
Sally Van Hecke (20) on 10 August 1996 by the two children was found dead on the beach of Sint-Anneke on the Antwerp Left bank. Her killer was never identified, but after more than 22 years indicates the misdaaddocumentaire ‘Cold Case’ on VTM, still an offender.
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