Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum killing in custody for a month
Published on Aug 5, 2014 1:15 AM
BRUSSELS (AFP) - A Frenchman suspected in the shooting deaths of four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels was remanded in custody for a month Monday on charges of “murder in a terrorist context”.
Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, who spent more than a year fighting with Islamic extremists in Syria, was extradited from France to Belgium last week for questioning over the May 24 shooting.
A statement from the Belgian prosecutor’s office said the Brussels pre-trial chamber “has ordered further detention on remand of NM by one month.”
One of his lawyers, Sebastien Courtoy, said there was no proof of his presence that day at the museum, so “it is totally premature to condemn him at this stage”.
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