British student tortured in Brussels by Belgian police, says lawyer


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British student tortured in Brussels by Belgian police, says lawyer
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A lawyer for a British student who claims he was beaten and humiliated by police in Belgium has accused officers of torture.*

Elliot Meredith from Cheshire said he thought he was going to die at Saint-Gilles police station in Brussels.

The Belgian prosecutor has opened two investigations - one into the torture allegation - and another into a claim that Mr Meredith assaulted a policeman.

St Gilles, Anderlecht and Forest police would not comment during the inquiry.

Mr Meredith, 21, said he was subjected to two hours of physical and mental attacks, before being forced to give a verbal false confession saying he had pushed an officer.

bbc.com/news/uk-england-shropshire-35366102

In the flow of conversation here, I thought I’d add this story; possibly mild compared to the others. It shows law enforcement misconduct could happen everywhere which no one would deny. A lot of open questions actually remain on this case.


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in the G7 summit here in Toronto Canada in 2013, there
were cases of police brutality and forced confinement.


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