Belgium in Brief: Body found, teen climate activists’ boat forced to dock and passers-by face possible prosecution
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    Belgium in Brief: Body found, teen climate activists’ boat forced to dock and passers-by face possible prosecution

    A body was found in Parc de Bruxelles on Monday afternoon, passers-by who walked passed a dying man and reportedly did nothing face possible prosecution and teen climate activists’ boat was forced to dock.

    Here’s a recap of the news you might have missed this morning:

    1. Body found in Parc de Bruxelles

    A body of a German man, born in 1961, was found in the Parc de Bruxelles on Monday afternoon. Read more.

    2.‘Executioner of Raqqa’ says he wants to have a ‘normal life in Belgium’

    A Belgian jihadist captured in Syria and nicknamed the “executioner of Raqqa” has denied killing in the name of the Islamic State (IS) and said he hopes to have a “normal life in Belgium.” Read more.

    3. Teen climate activists’ ‘Sail to the COP’ boat forced to dock in France

    The transatlantic sailing trip of Belgian teen climate activists Anuna de Wever and Adelaïde Charlier got off to a rocky start, with their sailboat forced to dock unforeseen due to technical issues. Read more.

    4. Incident with ‘gilet jaune’ at Brussels Royal Palace

    At the arrival of royal informers Johan Vande Lanotte (SP.A) and Didier Reynders (MR) at the Royal Palace in Brussels, a woman caused a brief stir when she slipped inside behind the car of the informer duo. Read more.

    5. Passers-by face probe for failing to assist dying man in central square

    Eight people in the Flemish city of Kortrijk risk being prosecuted after they reportedly walked by and failed to assist a man who lost consciousness and died in the city’s central square. Read more.

    6. EU tightens whistleblower protection

    EU ministers on Monday adopted a directive providing protection for whistleblowers so that they may alert public opinion to financial, health or environmental scandals without fear of reprisals. Read more.

    7. Man (77) suspected of arson risks two-year jail sentence

    A 77-year-old man who set fire to a vehicle belonging to his neighbour stood before the Brussels Correctional Court on Monday. Read more.

    Evie McCullough
    The Brussels Times