According to new report, Belgium fails to provide justice for Muslims victims of racism

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Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) official Adil Akhmetov has said the Belgium government failed to provide justice to Muslim families living in the country who were subject to discrimination and violence.

Ambassador Akhmetov, OSCE Personal Representative on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims and a Senator in Kazakhstan Parliament, met with NGOs and Muslim families in his visit to the northern city of Antwerp.

Akhmetov listened to Done Arslan, whose son Mikail Tekin died four years ago in the Jamiouix Prison near the city of Charleroi after suffering violence at the hands of prison guards on the first day he was jailed.

According to prisoner witnesses, Tekin, handcuffed, was beaten and dragged on the ground by three guards with whom he had an altercation. Witnesses say Tekin was killed with a baton pressed upon his neck. The guards were acquitted on self-defense.

“How in the world could they have exercised self-defense against a tied prisoner; I just can’t believe it,” Arslan said. “Thank God, the file has not been closed. We have appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).”

The OSCE Representative told AA reporter that Belgium authorities was “negligent” in handing due punishment to the perpetrators of what he said should be categorized as “racism and hate crimes”.

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