French judiciary leak may have accelerated Belgian anti-terror raids

[JURIST Europe] Belgium Justice Minister Laurette Onkelinx [official profile] said Thursday that Belgian anti-terror raids held Tuesday night, which resulted in 15 arrests [JURIST report], were accelerated in order to stem the effects of a leak reported [RTL report, in French] in the French media. Authorities in France, led by French Justice Minister Pascal Clement [official profile, in French], have begun an investigation into the leak which is rumored to have come from a member of the French judiciary. The arrests were made in connection to the November 9 suicide attack in Iraq by a 38-year old Belgian woman now identified as Muriel Degauque [Times profile]. Degauque had converted to Islam and was married to an Islamic radical who was also killed during an attempted suicide attack. Expatica has more.

 

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