Three Forest prison guards were arrested on Monday morning, during an investigation into mistreatment of prisoners. This was revealed by La Dernière Heure, and confirmed by a judicial source. They are currently being questioned. The Brussels Prosecutor’s office is refusing to comment at this stage. The suspect’s houses were searched. The Brussels Prosecutor’s office confirmed an investigation was opened at the end of April, due to complaints from prisoners.
The three men who have been arrested are suspected of being part of a small group of guards nicknamed “the SS”. La Dernière Heure has said that a woman is also suspected of being involved, but cannot be arrested as she is currently on holiday. The complaints involve random power cuts in prisoner’s cells, among other things.