Drogenbos, the first Flemish municipality to adopt the motion against home searches
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    Drogenbos, the first Flemish municipality to adopt the motion against home searches

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    A motion opposing the draft law establishing home searches in view of apprehending undocumented immigrants was voted almost unanimously at the Town Council of Drogenbos in February. Drogenbos is therefore the first municipality in Flanders to have adopted it, informs Monday Nahyd Meskini, UF Alderman (Francophone Union) in charge of Legal and Social Affairs, who had proposed the motion.

    “Drogenbos is the first municipality in Flanders to adopt this motion and the UF is determined to circulate it among other local elected officials in the Flemish region. Indeed, I refuse the thought of Drogenbos inhabitants being searched on the grounds of solidarity, it being based on suspicion or denunciation,” states Nahyd Meskini.

    The motion was largely supported by the mayor’s majority, Alexis Calmeyn, who had also insisted on the importance of preserving the respect of the inhabitants’ private life, specifies the alderman.

    Sarah Johansson
    The Brussels Times