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Dutroux ex-wife is freed in Belgium

29 August 2012 Last updated at 07:05 BST

Belgium's highest court has granted the ex-wife and accomplice of paedophile serial killer Marc Dutroux early release from prison.

The controversial move for Michelle Martin comes 16 years into her 30-year sentence.

Relatives of the pair's victims have expressed outrage over the decision, with one describing it as "absurd".

The court rejected two appeals against the release of Michelle Martin

Susana Mendonca reports