The Belgian Minister of Justice, Vincent Van Quickenborne, presented his resignation this Friday due to the chain of errors that allowed the terrorist who murdered two Swedish fans in Brussels on Monday to remain in Belgium despite the fact that Tunisia requested his extradition more than a year ago.
“It is an individual, monumental and unacceptable failure. An error with dramatic consequences,” he declared.o Van Quickenborne at a press conference to explain the reasons for his resignationwhich the Prime Minister, Alexander de Croo, has accepted.
According to Van Quickenborne explained, the Tunisian authorities requested the extradition of Abdesalem Lassoued on August 15, 2022.a Tunisian citizen residing irregularly in Belgium who last Monday murdered two Swedish fans in Brussels with an assault rifle and injured a third.
The extradition request was transferred on September 1 to the Brussels Prosecutor’s Office but the magistrate in charge “did not follow it up” and the file “was not dealt with,” the now resigned minister reported.