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Belgium

2022

21

Jun

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Belgium delivers the tooth of Lumumba, killed in the Congo massacre, to his family

The only remnant of the murdered Congolese independence leader, a gold tooth, was returned to his family during a ceremony in Brussels. His 1961 murder is a reminder of Belgium’s brutal colonial history. Belgian authorities returned the only known remains of assassinated Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba to his family on Monday. A gold-capped tooth belonging […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: BBC , DW

02

Jun

Belgium violates religious freedoms: Halal slaughter ban

Some Muslim and Jewish organizations are opposed to the law introduced by Belgium’s Flemish region in 2017 which prohibits the slaughter of animals without stunning beforehand. Muslim and Jewish communities, which make up about 6% of the Belgian population, argue that the decision prohibiting animals from being slaughtered without being shocked and put to sleep […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: AA

2021

09

Dec

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The ‘crime against humanity’ case brought by Congolese women to Belgium has resulted in negative results

On Wednesday, a Brussels court acquitted the Belgian State in the trial about five ‘métis’ (mixed-race) children, who were taken from their mothers in Congo when it was under colonial rule. Five métis women – children born in Congo under Belgian rule of Congolese mothers and Belgian fathers – sued the Belgian State for kidnapping, […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: TRT , TRT , BrusselTimes

22

Nov

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Water cannons and tear gas fired at protesters in Belgium

Water cannons and tear gas fired at protesters in Belgium Police have fired tear gas and water cannons at Covid protesters in Brussels, as seen in footage shared on social media. It’s the latest country in Europe to face unrest over new coronavirus restrictions. They’re protesting against rules on things like the wider use of […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: AA , TRT , BBC

01

Nov

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Belgium’s colonial history report on Congo massacre published

Belgium’s colonial history report on Congo massacre published 10 experts analyzed Belgium’s colonial past and presented their reports that the country should pay compensation to the Congo. Anne Wetsi Mpoma, art historian and representative of the diaspora movement, examined the 681-page report of exploitation. She argued that Belgium should recognize the colonization of the Congo […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Euronews

2020

16

Nov

Report: Care homes policies violated human rights in Belgium

Amnesty International said Belgium authorities “abandoned” thousands of elderly people who died in nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic following an investigation published Monday going through a series of inadequacies described by the group as “human rights violations.” One of the hardest-hit countries in Europe, Belgium has reported more than 531,000 confirmed virus cases and […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: TRT HABER , AP

12

Aug

Antwerp mosques file complaint against far-right Vlaams Belang for inciting hatred

Two mosques in Antwerp are filing a complaint against the far-right Vlaams Belang political party and its chairman Tom Van Grieken for spreading images on social media which they feel incite hatred and discrimination. The Al Aqsa Mosque and the adjacent Cultural Centre Mosque Omar in the northern district of Antwerp are filing a complaint, […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: HABER TÜRK , The Brussels Time

19

Jun

‘I was very moved’: MEP Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana on applause after racism debate speech

A black MEP has told Euronews of her emotion after receiving a standing ovation for her speech during a debate on racism. MEPs applauded Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana after her address on Wednesday in which she claimed police had humiliated her during an incident in Brussels. She alleged officers turned violent with her after she tried to […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: EN , EN

08

Jun

In Belgium, police put reverse clamp on 13-year-old boy

In Belgium, the police put a reverse handcuff on the 13-year-old boy and detained him. Increased racism and police violence are being protested in many countries in Europe after the black murder of George Floyd in the USA by the police. On June 1, in the Saint-Gilles region of Brussels, the capital of Belgium, the images that the […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: CNN , SOMAG

18

May

Belgium: Workers protest during PM’s hospital visit

Hundreds of medical staffers, in a sign of protest, turned their backs on Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes during her Saturday visit to a hospital in the capital Brussels. The premier was on her maiden to two healthcare institutions since the coronavirus outbreak. The employees of the Saint Peter hospital gave a “guard of dishonor” […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: HABER TÜRK , AA