Belgium: “complete failure” of the section for radicalised prisoners
Belgium was condemned on 24 April 2019 and will have to compensate several prisoners in the De-Radex section of the Ittre prison. Prisoners suspected to be recruiting members for jihadist organisations are isolated in these sections.
Nicolas Cohen is a lawyer at the Brussels Bar and a member of the board of directors for Prison Insider. He filed an appeal on behalf of these prisoners because of the treatment government has subjected them to. According to him, these conditions in De-Radex sections are not justified. Prison Insider asked him three questions.