Asylum seekers suspected of links with the Islamic State

37 asylum seekers are subject to thorough screening because of possible links with the Islamic State. This was reported on Friday (1 April) by Sudpresse. None of them represent a direct threat according to justice minister Koen Geens.

The state security service is carrying out systematic screenings of migrants from Iraq and Egypt since September last year. The control was extended to all asylum seekers last December. 37 migrants of 12 014 became subject to further checks.

If no evidence is found of any terrorist links, the suspicions are not sufficient to charge them but continued monitoring may be decided by the ministry of interior affairs.

The Brussels Times (Source: Belga)

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