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World IN BRIEF : BELGIUM

Memorial for Slain Girl Draws 20,000

March 09, 1997|From Times Wire Reports

More than 20,000 people, including representatives from the royal family and government, attended a memorial ceremony for a young girl whose body was found in a gas station basement five years after her abduction--the latest in a spate of child-sex crimes that have rattled Belgium. The memorial for Loubna Benaissa, held in a Brussels mosque and broadcast on national television, renewed the national pain, grief and shame set off by the failure of Belgian police to properly investigate the previous child-sex crimes.

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