Iraq suspects on trial in Brussels

15th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

15 October 2007 , BRUSSELS – In the court in Brussels the trial will commence today of six people suspected of recruiting Muslim fighters in Belgium. One of those, a Belgian woman, blew herself up two years ago in Iraq.The six are suspected of training 38-year-old Muriel Degauque and possibly other fighters.

15 October 2007


BRUSSELS – In the court in Brussels the trial will commence today of six people suspected of recruiting Muslim fighters in Belgium. One of those, a Belgian woman, blew herself up two years ago in Iraq.The six are suspected of training 38-year-old Muriel Degauque and possibly other fighters.

The Belgian Muslim militant carried out a suicide attack on American soldiers on November 9, 2005. The explosives went off ahead of plan and she was the only one who died. One American soldier was wounded.

The investigation into the Belgian connection has been going on since July 2005, so before the attack by the Belgian woman. It was initiated on the basis of a report from Belgian Security Service.

The files containing details of hours of telephone taps show that the six suspects were in contact with Muslim fighters in Iraq. They themselves deny any involvement.

The man accused of being the gang leader is now already in prison. He may be given a ten-year-prison sentence.

[Copyright: Expatica News 2007]
Subject: Belgian news


 

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