Legal mistake to set murder suspect free?

One of the main suspects of the killing of members of the Outlaws bikers' gang may soon be free to walk the streets. His lawyer claims that the judicial authorities have made procedural mistakes and his client should be set at liberty.

The man is one of three suspects detained in connection with a triple murder involving members of the Outlaws bikers' gang of Maasmechelen in Limburg at the end of May. Two Outlaws and a third person were killed.

The suspect's lawyer says that a court set his client at liberty several weeks ago. Federal public prosecutors appealed against the decision that meant that the suspect had to remain in gaol. However, the appeal has not been dealt with within the fifteen days prescribed by the law. The lawyer now claims that his client is being illegally held in prison.

The matter will be heard by a judge in Tongeren on Monday.