Bonum Certa Men Certa

EPO Suicides Greater in Number Than is Widely Reported, Unjust System a Contributor to These

Sometimes making one's victims miserable (agony/suffering) is a sociopath's deadly perk

ErdoÄŸan and EPO Original photo: ErdoÄŸan, 2012



Summary: The horrible regime of Benoît Battistelli has an enormous human toll (fatalities), far greater than the Office is willing to publicly acknowledge

REMEMBER how earlier this year Bavarian TV reported that Battistelli's goons contributed a lot to the suicide of at least one employee? Remember how the EPO's management responded to that? Remember the fact that Battistelli denies access for investigators to get to the bottom of it, perhaps fearing liability for deaths (or inducing deaths by breaking national laws in Germany)? A prominent retired judge from Germany compared this to Guantanamo Bay on Bavarian TV. Eponia is a lawless place. Battistelli is like the Sultan of Brunei and perhaps even like ErdoÄŸan in 2016 (after the coup attempt).



Earlier today we wrote about Battistelli's attempts to retroactively legalise his own abuses so that he won't have to obey the UN's (or ILO's) ruling, much like the British government continues to disobey the UN's determination on Julian Assange's fate.

“EPO staff who retired for health reasons have been constantly subjected to harassment and change of their status until they virtually do not know anymore where they are.”
      --Anonymous
Writing about the EPO's "latest ILOAT case law," one reader told us, "allow me a remark about the latest decision of the ILOAT concerning the wrong composition of the Appeals Committee in the EPO. The statement made by Battistelli in his rebuttal about 100 cases which are affected in wrong. This number doesn't consider all other cases dealt with by the Appeals Committee in his wrong composition but which were not presented to the ILOAT. Virtually all the cases dealt with by the kangaroo court in the last 2 years. I suggest that all the complainant request to have their appeals re-examined..."

But there are other issues associated with these mistrials. We previously remarked on the toll of abject/utter lack of justice, including the effects on people's health. Els Hardon even wrote about this explicitly in her gut-wrenching letters. "And there is also another point," our reader added, "on which I would like to draw your attention, the number of suicides at the EPO. There are cases of suicides NOT reported by the office and concerning non-active /invalid staff. I cannot quote names but check the obituaries section in the last gazette. At least [one] of the persons listed, committed suicide if not two. EPO staff who retired for health reasons have been constantly subjected to harassment and change of their status until they virtually do not know anymore where they are. Is this the way Battistelli wants to get rid of invalids?"

"Contact the delegates and let them know what kind of monster they've put in charge of the Office. They're going to convene again just over a week from now."We are aware of such stories and cases, but we did not know that these sometimes resulted in suicides. Perhaps it's time to bring this to the attention of politicians across Europe. In a sense, the EPO can literally kill workers, if not working them to death then driving them to suicide after Team Battistelli 'pulled an ErdoÄŸan'. Remember that ErdoÄŸan not only wants the death penalty back but also wants his opposition to suffer so much (mental torture) that they would want to take their own lives (but will be denied that request/ability). This was all over the news throughout the year.

"Thanks for all the work you do," our reader said, but we still rely on readers to disseminate the message. Contact the delegates and let them know what kind of monster they've put in charge of the Office. They're going to convene again just over a week from now.

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