Arab linked to riot is freed but banned from meetings
A judge has released the leader of an Arab immigrant group but barred him for three months from public gatherings, which prosecutors say he abused to incite violence during riots in the port city of Antwerp.
Dyab Abou Jahjah, 31, was arrested last Thursday and charged with wilful resistance, including a show of arms, obstruction of traffic and assaulting a police officer. He denied the charges.
The prosecutor's office said it would not appeal against the conditional release. An appeals process could have kept the Lebanese-born head of the Arabic European League in jail for another two weeks.
Police expect his conditional release will ease tension in Antwerp, home of a large North African immigrant community and the base of one of Europe's biggest extreme-right parties.
The league has called for Arabic to become an official Belgian language, argued against the integration of immigrants into Belgian society and sent out squads with video cameras to look for alleged racist police brutality.
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Michelle Obama highlights harsh restrictions faced by Saudi women after meeting King Salman without wearing a headscarf
Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
Isis publicly behead man in Syrian town square for 'insulting Allah' as he screams for help
One spelling error costs Companies House up to £9 million after being sued for ruining business
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
£60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: An excellent opportunity ...
£40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: Senior Systems Administra...
£24000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Communications and External Affairs As...
£29000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Application Support Analyst- (Customer Suppor...