Belgium : riot at Merksplas prison

Calm returned to Merksplas prison at around 5.45am on Sunday morning, after a very busy night.

The prison holds 600 prisoners. Several areas of the institution were damaged, and remain unusable. Around a hundred prisoners were transferred to others prisons, says Frank Wilrycx (Open Vls), the mayor of Merksplas. He again called for urgent investment in the prison. Two prisoners received medical attention.

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