A report by a director of the Brussels-Capital-Ixelles police zone, consulted by La Libre Belgique and La Dernière Heure, provides proof of arrest quotas for Brussels migrants. This is reported in both daily newspapers on Thursday.
The copy of the report prepared by a director of the Brussels-Capital-Ixelles police zone, comes from the preparatory meeting “relating to actions taken by the authorities in the Maximilian Park” from September 4th, 2017 onwards. It was sent to the lawyer, Alexis Deswae. He is, moreover, the President of the League of Human Rights.
The report states, “On average, 20 to 30 people daily are arrested.” In the wake of this, the report gives the list of dates of such operations. It is then an issue of the so-called the “major action”, which was intended for September 21st, but in the end did not take place. It mentions the installation of five checkpoints. We also read the following in the report: “What is the estimated number of people arrested? There are 250 arrested for questioning.”
This “official” report, also talks of a meeting to assess operations, on September 14th, in Mr Jambon’s office. This came at the request of the Prime Minister’s Office. It confirmed electronic exchanges reported on October 28th by La Libre Belgique, and the contents of relevant evidence of these activities received by the President of the League. The document also came into the hands of the Brussels Public Prosecutor.
The Minister for the Interior, Jan Jambon (New Flemish Alliance), had previously confirmed that there are no quotas for migrants arrested when questioned upon the subject in parliament.