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High security in Brussels as terror suspects appear in court



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Seven suspects have appeared in court in Belgium in connection with the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels.

Judges have ordered that the seven men continue to be detained while investigators gather evidence.

Two of the suspects, Mohamed Abrini and Osama Krayem, are said to have changed their minds about blowing themselves up at the last minute.

Krayem’s lawyer, Vincent Lurquin, told reporters outside the court: “From the moment he was arrested he explained the role he played, what his responsibilities were.

“We have to learn now what exactly happened. But we have to acknowledge that he gave up doing certain things, which means he was conscious of what he was doing.

“He’s cooperating with the investigation to prevent further violent acts,” he added.

Security was high for the court appearances.

Both France and Belgium remain on high alert after the deadly explosions at Brussels airport on March the 22nd.


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