The Belgians are continuing to enjoy Moroccan style interrogation. In a few weeks Morocco has managed to get Belgian-Moroccan Abdelkader Belliraj to confess to crimes he had committed in Belgium twenty years ago. The Belgian police had interrogated Belliraj but did not manage to get any confession out of him.
I'm surprised not one human rights organization has spoken up on the fact that a Belgian citizen is probably being tortured in Morocco.
The six murders Belliraj had confessed to:
- Raul Schouppe - grocer, former soldier. Belliraj said that Schouppe was Jewish but it's unclear if that's the reason for the murder (July, 1988)
- Abdullah Al-Ahdal, Saudi rector of the Brussels Great Mosque (March 1989)
- Salem El-Behir, Brussels mosque librarian (March 1989)
- Samir Jah al-Rasul, Saudi embassy driver (June 1989)
- Joseph Wybran, head of CCOJB, the umbrella representative group of Jewish organizations in Belgium (October 1989)
- Brussels homosexual - still unknown
Belliraj had implicated 20 accomplices in the murders and other crimes in Belgium. The Belgian police will now check whether the accomplices really exist, are still alive and still in Belgium and will attempt to prosecute them.
The murders were all religiously-politically motivated. Belliraj gave the orders for the murders in all six cases, and in some of the cases pulled the trigger himself. he was assisted by teams of three men each, who reconnoitered and took part in the executions. Apparently, they disappeared after every murder.
Sources: HLN 1, 2 (Dutch), Flanders Today (English)
See also: Belgium: Terrorist leader committed six murders, Belgium: Terrorist leader interrogated already in 1989, Belgium: The Saudi murders