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03.01.16

EPO Attracts Complaints Over (Mental) Torture Against Staff

Posted in Europe, Patents at 2:22 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: A couple of new videos from the Netherlands, where the EPO faces a lot of negative and hostile press coverage right now, having refused to obey court orders from The Hague and caused employees who are also staff representatives to collapse, fall ill

“There was an extensive Dutch media coverage,” wrote SUEPO today, “relating to the demonstration held on 28 January in the Hague. The reportage on TV West Ochtendnieuws (28 January 2016 07:00; From 5’34’’ “TV West Ochtendnieuws”) is now provided with subtitles in English, French and German” (as below).

Here is the direct link. Ripping it for local hosting would not preserve the subtitles though, due to the way YouTube works. Either way, it doesn’t seem as though the EPO pursues censorship of SUEPO posts anymore (it did before), so the likelihood of takedown is not so high.

Here is another new video, disseminated online the other day amongst EPO critics. There are no subtitles in it, but some of our readers will understand that she speaks about torture. Recall the Dutch article “What If the European Patent Office Were to Torture?”

“Under usual reserve,” one reader told us, “she talks about the weird situation in the EPO. To outline, she says that Battistelli is acting (like?) criminal by torturing his staff. The staff should file a complaint at the court of justice referring to human rights and based on the convention (UN) protection against torture.”

“Die UNO-Konvention gegen die Folter verpflichtet die Vertragsstaaten, alle geeigneten Massnahmen zur Verhinderung bzw. Ahndung von Folter zu ergreifen sowie Personen, denen die Freiheit entzogen ist, vor Angriffen auf ihre körperliche und seelische Integrität zu schützen.

“At the end she says that she wrote a letter to the President of the EPO and some Dutch Politicians to stop the torture immediately. I do not know who she is as I never heard her name before. Maybe she is a kind of activist? Have a look at her website.”

“East Meets West,” an EPO event, was mentioned earlier today by the EPO at Twitter. It sure sounds like some kind of knowledge transfer from the torturing (mental torture) Battistelli to China, which is no stranger to abolition of human rights as defined by Europe and north America. The stories I heard from EPO staff (most of them never publicly shared) are by far worse than some of the stories I heard about my wife’s time in Taiwan/PRC. Some of it can qualify as excessive, ruthless, merciless mental abuse if not torture (which helps extract false confessions under extreme pressure and threats).

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