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Five sons of Métis appeal the acquittal of the Belgian state |  interior

Five sons of Métis appeal the acquittal of the Belgian state | interior

The Brussels Civil Court acquitted the Belgian state in December in the trial of the Métis children. Five Belgian women have been charged with crimes against humanity. Between 1948 and 1961, colonial officials kidnapped many Métis. They often forced mothers to bid farewell to their children and place the children in orphanages or missions. According to the judge, it is not a matter of crimes against humanity, and the case also has a statute of limitations.

The five women are appealing the sentence. The case was brought before the Brussels Court of Appeal. The calendar was not created at a later date.

The case also concerns the special commission investigating Belgium’s colonial past in the Chamber of Deputies. One of Metis’ five children’s lawyers, Michael Hirsch, will be heard on Monday on the commission, which in the meantime has begun work to rectify the errors of the colonial period. She claimed damages in court in December.

In 2018, Charles Michel as prime minister, on behalf of the Belgian state, apologized to the Métis children in Congo, Rwanda and Burundi.

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