The third day of the terrorism trial of the Sharia4Belgium unit began at Antwerp Criminal Court at 9:20am on Wednesday. The plaintiffs must argue their case on Wednesday, following the first days of the trial last week when the prosecution was given the floor. Of the nine defendants currently residing in Belgium, only Fouad Belkacem, E. Hakim, Jejoen Bontinck, Michael Delefortrie Walid and Mohamed L. EY will attend the trial. The other defendants are represented by counsel.
As for the previous hearings, strict security measures and a strong police presence are in place both inside and outside the Antwerp courthouse.
Lars Andersen (Source: Belga)