Belgium: Alleged ill-treatment and verbal, including racist, abuse of Bernardin Mbuku and Odette Ibanda by Brussels police officers

By Amnesty International, , Index number: EUR 14/002/2003

Amnesty International is concerned by the alleged physical ill-treatment and verbal, including racist, abuse of Bernardin Mbuku and Odette Ibanda. The report provides details of an criminal complaint lodged by the couple, and by statements made to Amnesty International by Bernardin Mbuku. In recent years, Amnesty International has received numerous allegations that Belgian police officers have subjected people to physical and psychological ill-treatment, including racist abuse. Amnesty International is now calling on the incoming Belgium government to address as a matter of priority the sets of recommendations drawn up by the UN Committee against Torture and by Amnesty International.

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