Turkish man shot dead by Belgian police

Cemil Kaya shot after reportedly arguing with police as he carried a knife on a street

Turkish man shot dead by Belgian police

World Bulletin/News Desk

A Turkish man in Belgium has been shot dead by police, Belgian media has reported.

Cemil Kaya, 45, became argumentative after being stopped by a police officer for holding a knife in his hand on a street in the eastern Belgian town of Verviers on Wednesday morning, Belgium’s public broadcaster Radio Télévision Belge Francophone reported.

He was then shot in the chest.

Turkey’s Consul General in Brussels, Ali Baris Ulusoy, said he would visit the town of Verviers where Kaya was killed.

Civil society groups, human rights watchdogs and international bodies have in recent years criticized Belgian detention practices, including the detention of children, the use of "transit zone detention centers" and the lack of provision of adequate information to detainees about their legal rights.

And in 2006, the Council of Europe’s Committee on the Prevention of Torture (CPT) criticized the Belgian police for its use of plastic wrist ties.

 

Last Mod: 08 Ocak 2015, 00:21
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