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Senator death threat suspect freed

Published on 03/01/2005

3 January 2005

BRUSSELS – Belgian prosecutors have freed on bail a man arrested for threatening to kill an Antwerp senator ‘ritually’, it was confirmed on Monday.

The 38 year old man, known only as Philippe D.C. was arrested last November after making threatening telephone calls to socialist senator Mimount Bouskala.

Bouskala, who is of North African origin, was forced into hiding after receiving the threats when police advised her that her life could be in danger.

The man risks a prison sentence of up to two years if he is found guilty of making the threats to Bouskala.

He denies the allegations against him.

[Copyright Expatica 2005]

Subject: Belgian news