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Belgian guards acquitted of killing Turk

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BRUSSELS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Three Belgian prison officers charged with killing a Turkish man held for a traffic offense have been acquitted on the grounds of self-defense.

The family of Mikail Tekin says it will appeal the decision, Today's Zaman reported Wednesday. Ali Barıs Ulusoy, the Turkish consul in Brussels, said diplomats will help the family in Belgium.

Tekin, 31, died in Jamioulx Prison in 2009. The prison first reported he had choked on his food, but other inmates said guards beat him while transferring him to an isolation cell.

Done Arslan said a report from her son's autopsy said he was hit while his hands were tied. She has asked for a second autopsy, to be carried out in Turkey.
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