Pascale Vandegeerde

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Pascale Vandegeerde
Born(1957-12-27)27 December 1957
Etterbeek, Belgium
DiedDecember 2022(2022-12-00) (aged 64–65)

Pascale Vandegeerde (27 December 1957 – December 2022) was a Belgian communist activist who was a member of the Communist Combatant Cells (CCC), a group that carried out terrorist attacks.[1][2]

In 1981 Vandegeerde was co-founder of printing house "les ateliers graphiques" where meetings were held by a dozen activist youths. Together with the three other CCC members, Pierre Carette, Didier Chevolet and Bertrand Sassoye, they committed about twenty politically terrorist attacks in Belgium between October 1984 and December 1985. Two firefighters died in the attack on 1 May 1985. In December 1985, the four people were caught in Namur. Several documents related to the CCC were found in her apartment.[3] In October 1988 the court of assizes in Brussels sentenced them to life imprisonment. Vandegeerde was released early on 4 February 2000 from the prison of Namur.[1][2]

Vandegeerde died in December 2022, at the age of 64.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Enige vrouwelijke CCC-lid Pascal Vandegeerde overleden". De Standaard (in Dutch). 5 December 2022. Retrieved 5 December 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Pascale Vandegeerde, la seule femme membre des Cellules communistes combattantes est décédée". Le Soir (in French). 5 December 2022. Retrieved 5 December 2022.
  3. "Belgian police finally arrest long-sought terrorists". Ottawa Citizen. 26 December 1985. Retrieved 5 December 2022 – via Google news.