Belgians protest Muslim man's 'mysterious' death

Youssed Tahriki was found dead in his prison cell after police arrested him in mid-September.

Belgians protest Muslim man's 'mysterious' death

World Bulletin/News Desk

At least 200 people protested in Brussels Sunday against the recent death of a Muslim man of Middle Eastern origin under “mysterious” circumstances in prison.

Police had arrested Youssef Tahriki, a 42-year-old father of eight children, on September 15 after an alleged family argument.

One day later, he was found dead in his prison cell.

The Charlevoix district attorney in Belgium is investigating Tahriki’s death.

The protesters demanded justice for Tahriki and his family. They blamed the Belgian police for the death.

Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Brussels courthouse, holding images of Tahriki. Many also held banners in their hands, one of which said: ‘’in memory of my brother who was killed by commissioner.’’

The Muslim Rights, a rights group advocating against Islamophobia, in Brussels had organized the protest.

According to the think tank PEW Research Center’s 2010 data, the Muslim population in Belgium is 638,000.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Ekim 2014, 23:27