Slovakia urges inquiry into Belgian police custody death

Slovakia urges inquiry into Belgian police custody death

Slovak Foreign Minister Ivan Korčok has expressed his “shock” on a CCTV footage showing “the brutality” of Belgian police restraining a Slovak man who died in police custody at Charleroi airport in 2018. Images of the police intervention surfaced in Belgian media this week, showing officers restraining the man by putting a blanket over his head. One officer sat on him for 16 minutes. The images also show several officers laughing during the incident, while another appears to give a Nazi salute. The video has triggered public outrage in Belgium too, and parliament will discuss the matter at a meeting next week. Both the justice and interior ministers have called for a thorough investigation.

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