Guards accused of murdering Turkish inmate in Belgian prison released
Hurriyet photoPrison guards who allegedly beat a Turkish inmate to death have been released on the grounds that their violent behavior constituted self-defense, Anatolia news agency has reported.
Mikail Tekin was beaten and strangled to death at the age of 31 in Jamioulx Prison in Belgium on the same day he was taken into custody.
Fellow inmates claimed they saw Mikail being dragged on the ground, beaten and strangled.
The guards accused of Mikail's murder were suspended temporarily until a group of prison guards staged protests in their favor. The guards were then released and in a few weeks time had returned to their posts.
The court ruled in the guards' favor, stating that the beating Mikail received was in self-defense for the guards. Mikail's family is getting ready to appeal the court ruling.
Mikail was taken in for arguing with policemen during an ID control check.