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Short Update: Belgians have been fined a total of €6 million for coronavirus ‘infringements’

FairTrialsAdmin - September 22, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Extended police powers, New criminal offences

In Belgium, the collection of fines for infringement of coronavirus measures has totalled €6,000,000 (in French). Police have collected these fines sometimes on the spot via handheld payment terminals, with others paying afterwards. Over 30,000 people suspected of infringements have already paid the fines, with another 41,000 suspects cases still ongoing, either because the fine has not been paid, the case has not been tried, or no final decision has been made. 

An estimated 6.5% of such cases are brought to trial. Currently, 1,826 suspects have already been tried and another 5,119 others have had trial dates fixed. 

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