Call for investigation into abuse of prisoners

20th November 2009, Comments 0 comments

Belgium's prisons watchdog, the Commission for Surveillance of Prisons, is insisting on an independent investigation into allegations of abuse by police officers.

The abuse is said to have happened during this year's prison strikes.

Police officers in Vorst prison in Brussels stand accused of abusing their charges when they stood in for prison guards in September and October.

The allegations mention humiliation and the use of excessive violence.

The matter is already under investigation from the police services watchdog, Committee P and the Brussels police service.

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