Twenty-eight (28) radicalised detainees will be free in the course of this year as their prison terms come to an end, De Standaard, Het Nieuwsblad and Het Belang van Limburg reported on Friday, based on a report by State Security. Last year, 76 prisoners linked to radicalism or terrorism were freed.
Twelve of the radicalised detainees freed this year were former terrorist fighters who had returned to Belgium from Syria or people who had tried to go to the Middle Eastern country as combatants.
Ten (10) others were delinquents who were radicalised in prison. The other six had been condemned for their links with a terrorist organization, including Jean-Louis Denis from Brussels, known for his Jihadist propaganda.
After their release, the former detainees will be monitored by local task forces. Belgium has 14 of these task forces within which the security services (local police, federal police, State Security and the Coordination Unit for Threat Analysis) hold monthly consultations.
The Brussels Times