The photographs were taken at the Liège Judicial Authorities’ Forensic Laboratory, one of the buildings around which security has now been stepped up.
Meanwhile, an investigation is still running in to what happened at the autopsy. In statements released on Wednesday, the Interior Minister Jan Jambon (Flemish nationalist) and the Head of the Federal Police Service Catherine De Bolle condemned the “abhorrent behaviour” displayed in the photograph. The also stressed that those featured in the photographs were not police officers.
Threat Level 3 is enforced when the threat of an attack “serious” and when the threat is “possible and probable”. It is the second highest of the body that analyses the terrorist threat in Belgium OCAD’s four terror threat levels.