Belgian policeman tried over death of Kurdish toddler

Belgium’s approach to policing undocumented migration will be in the dock on Monday when an officer goes on trial over the shooting death of a two-year-old Kurdish girl.Mawda was fatally wounded in May 2018 when a policeman opened fire on a van being driven across Belgium by traffickers taking migrants from the continent to Britain.The officer said he had intended to shoot out a tyre to halt the suspect vehicle during a high speed chase, but his car swerved violently and the bullet went astray.The tragedy caused a scandal in Belgium and, for rights activists, became a symbol of the dangers pos…

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