On 30 September Marc Dutroux’s accomplice in the abduction of the Limburg teenagers An and two girls from Wallonia Sabine and Laetitia was told that after having served 23 years of his 25 year sentence he is to be eligible for parole.
The organisers of the Black March are deeply unhappy at the prospect of Michel Lelièvre serving the final two years of his sentence on parole and not inside prison.
On their Facebook page the organisers write “This man should never be our neighbour. We don’t agree with his release. We fear for the safety of our children and our grandchildren”.
Fears that Dutroux could be free in 2021
Those behind Sunday’s demonstration also fear that Marc Dutroux too could be released on parole. Earlier this week lawyers acting on behalf of Marc Dutroux requested new psychiatric reports to assess their client’s current mental state and the chance that he would reoffend. Previously Marc Dutroux’s lawyers had said that their aim to get him released on conditional parole in 2021.
The organisers of the march says that it is now that we need to act in order to prevent Marc Dutroux’s eventual release from custody.
The will set off from Brussels North Station at around 2pm.