Belgium Expands Terrorism Database to Beef Up Prisoner Surveillance

Belgium is reshuffling and expanding its terrorism database in order to better equip law enforcement authorities to monitor and share information about “potentially dangerous people,” particularly behind bars.

Justice Minister Koen Geens announced in a press release that the common database of Terrorist Fighters would be updated with two new categories: “potentially violent extremists” and “terrorism convicts.”

The changes ensure that “follow-ups on potentially dangerous people” can be done more efficiently, and comes three years after the database was first created after coordinated terrorist bombings in Brussels left 32 civilians dead on 22 March 2016.

Read more at The Brussels Times

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