French court orders extradition of Jewish museum shooting suspect
Published on Jun 26, 2014 4:09 PM
VERSAILLES (AFP) - A French court on Thursday ordered the extradition to Belgium of a man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, but his lawyer said he would appeal the ruling.
The court in Versailles, west of Paris, said Franco-Algerian Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, who was detained several days after the attack, should be handed over to Belgian authorities for killings “with a terrorist connotation”.
There had been a European warrant issued for Nemmouche’s arrest and an extradition request from Belgium.
But his decision to appeal means there will be a further delay.
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