Belgium has released the sole suspect charged in the Brussels attacks

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Brussels (AFP) – The sole suspect charged over last week’s Brussels attacks was released Monday following a lack of evidence linking him to the carnage, Belgian prosecutors said.

“The indications that led to the arrest of Faycal C. were not substantiated by the ongoing inquiry. As a result, the subject has been released by the examining magistrate,” the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement, without giving further details.

Belgian media had identified the man as Faycal Cheffou who claimed to be a freelance journalist.

He was caught on CCTV footage with two bombers who attacked the Brussels airport last week. He had reportedly been detained near the federal prosecutor’s office.

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