Make Bart Great Again
Bart Van Well is a victim and survivor of child trafficking and prostitution for four long years during his youth. In 2012 he testified on Capitol Hill for the Helsinki Commission in front of the chairman Congressmen and now Senator, Christopher Smith, to disclose the crimes of Joris Demmink. Demmink is a high ranking political socialite in the Netherlands. Prior to Bart's first trip to the United States, he is featured in the short film documentary, titled Dutch Injustice, which details Demmink's relationship to the sex trafficking rings.
Since then, Mr. Van Well and many others have stepped out of the shadows to began a legal cases against the Dutch Government to demand justice for their crimes. As the exposure of the child trafficking rings accelerates, many lives have been threatened, and officials and witnesses are turning up dead in an attempt to sweep the story under the rug.
Needless to say, Bart was in fear for his life. As things were heating up with his case in the Netherlands, Bart felt he would have to leave the country in order survive. Mr. Van Well is an advocate for victims of human trafficking and he was compelled to flee from his government in order to continue to speak out for the voiceless children and adult victims who have fallen prey to this systemic abuse.
Bart sold his car at the beginning of July to pay off outstanding debts and travel to the United States seeking asylum. He plans to launch his own business here in the US, Chanlis International, so that he can establish his livelihood and independence in the states. Bart cannot return to his home country and his attorneys are working tirelessly on preparing the proper documentation to establish Bart's asylum claim.
On top of mounting lawyer fees, and a lack of seed money for his business venture, Bart is under pressure from another issue. He suffers from PTSD, depression, and Bi-polar disorder which are the result of his victimization when he was a child. He must now rely on the assistance of medication to cope with his condition.
Bart does not have a lot of time to pay the retainer for the lawyer and your donation is extremely important for Bart and his continued fight against child trafficking and prostitution.