Belgian Journalist With Cancer Campaigns For Medicine for the Third World

From: (Davey Garland) Date: June 1, 2001

The below message was sent this week by Michel Collon, Belgian journalist and human rights activist. Those who know of Mmichel, are aware of his tireless work on publicising the lies surrounding the use of DU in Balkans and elsewhere. Michel himself was a journalist covering the Balkans conflict, and has recently been diagnosed with cancer. His continuing courage in fighting those who have caused such distruction needs to be admired, and I hope everyone will show solidarity with his cause and publicise his campaign....

Dear friends

Unfortunately, I learned that the tests carried out on the kidney that was removed, as well as on the other kidney and on the thyroid gland revealed the presence of Cesium 134 and 137 as well as that of a third element.

All three were products of the decomposition of Uranium 235, which, as is known, is derived directly from the waste products of nuclear power plants.

Tests to verify these results will be carried out in the coming days. The laboratory of the Institute of Nuclear Medicine, directed by Professor Frohling, has therefore found these radioactive substances in my body. This only reinforces my anger against the heads of NATO, who have transformed entire territories into radioactive garbage dumps.

I had the good fortune to have had the radioactive substances discovered very early and to have been cared for by people both competent and committed to their work.

But I think also of the local population, of the hundreds of thousands of people who will have no access to this sophisticated and costly health care. In the years to come, NATO will therefore cause (and has already caused) in these regions enormous suffering and anguish.

I would like my experience to be used to spread the truth widely and reinforce the determination of all those who want to make sure the heads of NATO pay for what they did.

NATO--these are the monsters who lied about their war, claiming that it was clean, not only did they lie about their so-called humanitarian goals that were in reality economic and strategic goals, but also, they treated all the peoples of the region truly like garbage.

I have decided to begin an emergency judicial suit. NATO must pay for the costly medical examinations and tests. NATO ignored the principle of precaution for all Belgians who were sent in these countries--Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, Yugoslavia--they also should be able to benefit from the examinations and explorations.

Medicine for the Third World is committed to coordinating the necessary steps.

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