Iraqi Refugee Detained in Belgium for Assault After Saving Girl From Drowning

An attempt to save a child who thought she was drowning landed the man in a closed detention facility, and provoked an outcry in the city of Koksijde and in the media.

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A municipal swimming pool in the Belgian city of Koksijde has become a symbol in recent days of mounting xenophobia and racism in the country and further afield, in Europe. Members of the municipal council...