Far-right suspects 'planned political murders'
11 September 2006, BRUSSELS — A total of 12 suspects are still being remanded in custody in a large-scale police investigation into planned attacks from the extreme-right in Belgium.
11 September 2006
BRUSSELS — A total of 12 suspects are still being remanded in custody in a large-scale police investigation into planned attacks from the extreme-right in Belgium.
Ten of the initial 17 suspects were refused bail on Friday and police arrested another two suspects on Friday, both of whom were remanded in custody on Saturday.
The suspects were arrested on allegations they formed a neo-Nazi group which was planning to carry out violent attacks in Belgium to destabilise the nation.
The group of skinheads around the main suspect, Thomas B., a Belgian soldier from Buggenhout, was planning to plunge Belgium into chaos, by murdering various politicians.
The gang was allegedly planning to target both right and left-wing politicians in a bid to throw the population against each other, newspaper 'De Standaard' reported.
The plans were confessed to police by the most important suspects on Friday, a judicial source told the Flemish daily.
But no definitive attacks plans had (yet) been drawn up. For the time being, the gang limited itself to drawing up the plans, gathering weapons and explosives and playing war games on military terrains.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news