Only one prisoner succeeded in escaping from a Belgian prison in 2017, or the same number as in 2015. This emerged on Thursday from statistics produced by the National Prison Administration. In 2016, no such incidents were recorded.
The only escape in 2017 took place on February 26th in Lantin.
Mustapha Iken, with the assistance of three armed accomplices, succeeded in getting over the prison wall using a ladder. He is still on the run.