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Crimes of solidarity: In Belgium, an increasingly brutal crackdown on migrant workers' collectives
3.12.18
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"Muscular searches, preventive detention lasting for weeks, legal proceedings... For several months, the Belgian authorities have been particularly severe towards people who help migrants. A first correctional trial was held in early November in Brussels. Several Belgian citizens are accused of having participated in human smuggling after having aided and accommodated migrants, being charged and designated as smugglers. Faced with these increasingly repressive policies, a collective was created to highlight that 'solidarity is not a crime'."

Full article (French): En Belgique, une répression de plus en plus brutale contre les collectifs d’accueil des migrants (Basta!, link)

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