A terrorist confesses that he decapitated a person but remains free in Brussels
Monday, 09 May 2016
A Brussels judge refused to place a man in detention even though he has been charged for participating in a terrorist group and that the he confessed to having decapitated a person in Syria, report the Belgian newspaper “Het Laatste Nieuws” on Monday. Iliass Khayari, 25 years of age, confessed the decapitation during a telephone conversation. Het Laatse Nieuws was able to receive the recorded conversation. In it he can be heard saying “It was a heretic”. “We cut off his head.”
Last week, the man was sentenced to five years in prison by a Brussels tribunal. The federal prosecutor requested his immediate arrest, but the judge believed that it was not justified.
Iliass Khayari is therefore free until the final verdict which could take several months until decided.