Keyword: extradition

Belgium hands France brother of suspected Paris attacks mastermind

Yassine Atar, brother of Osama Atar who is suspected of having planned the November 13th 2015 Islamic State group attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead, has been extradited to France from Belgium where he was arrested in March 2016 in connection with the terrorist bomb attacks in Brussels that month which claimed 32 lives.

Belgium extradites key suspect in 2015 Paris terrorist attacks

Mohamed Bakkali, 30, who is accused of knowingly offering his Brussels apartment to attackers who took part in the November 13th 2015 terrorist attacks in and around Paris which left 130 people dead, has been extradited to France, just as the Paris trial of Jawad Bendaoud, 31, continues into his alleged conspiracy with the Islamic State group cell which were housed in a property belonging to him in a suburb close to the French capital.

Libyan funding: the new documents that threaten Sarkozy's former key aide

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The middleman Alexandre Djouhri has been released on bail by a court in London pending proceedings to extradite him to France. Examining magistrates in Paris investigating claims that Libyan regime money was used to finance Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign want to question Djouhri over crucial documents found at his Swiss home. Mediapart understands these show that the middleman did indeed oversee the payment of half a million euros of Libyan origin to President Sarkozy's most trusted lieutenant, Claude Guéant. Karl Laske and Fabrice Arfi report.

Bailey to face Irish extradition hearing over murder of French woman

British journalist Ian Bailey, 60, wanted by France for the 1996 murder in Ireland of film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier, has been summoned to an Irish court hearing on May 31st to decide upon his extradition.

Swiss detain Algerian who skipped terrorist conviction parole in France

A former militant with the Algerian extremist Armed Islamic Group, which led brutal attacks in the country in the 1990s, Merouane Benhamed fled to France and was among 25 people convicted in 2006 for plotting an attack in support of Islamist fighters in Chechnya.

Bulgaria to extradite relative of Charlie Hebdo attacker to France

Mourad Hamyd, the French brother-in-law of gunman Chérif Kouachi, was arrested in Bulgaria last month suspected of attempting to join Islamic State group.

Brother-in-law of Charlie Hebdo attacker accepts extradition to France

Mourad Hamyd, the 20-year-old brother-in-law of Chérif Kouachi, has agreed to his extradition to France from Bulgaria.

Salah Abdeslam's extradition to France approved by Belgium

Lawyer for suspect in Paris attacks, who was arrested in Brussels on March 18th, says he wants to be handed over to French authorities.

French terror suspect fights Dutch extradition

Dutch court must decide within 90 days whether to grant a request from Paris to extradite the 32-year-old to France over terror allegations.

Arrested Paris attacks fugitive 'to sue French prosecutor'

Lawyer for Salah Abdeslam, held in Belgium and fighting extradition to France, said weekend comments by French official violated probe's confidentiality.

Egypt extradites French national in ‘Air Cocaine’ case

Aviation security expert Christophe Naudin sent to Dominican Republic for alleged involvement in escape of two pilots jailed in drugs case.

Relatives of Franco victims lobby Europe for justice

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The Spanish government on Friday announced its refusal to grant a request lodged last October by Argentina for the arrests and extraditions of 20 former members of the fascist regime of General Francisco Franco for human rights abuses, including torture. Under Argentine law, the officials, who include two Francoist ministers, can be prosecuted for crimes against humanity even though committed in Spain. Madrid’s rejection of the Argentine request, tabled via Interpol, was a further bitter blow for associations representing the relatives of the victims of Francoist repression who just days earlier had travelled to Brussels to demand that European Union institutions exert pressure on Spain to render justice for the atrocities committed under the 36-year dictatorship. Mediapart Brussels correspondent Ludovic Lamant reports.

French court approves Kazakh tycoon's extradition

Ruling by Cour de Cassation paves way for Mukhtar Ablyazov to be sent to Russia or Ukraine over claims he embezzled €6bn from BTA Bank.

How Sarkozy's former spy chief worked on behalf of Kazakhstan

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On Wednesday March 4th, France’s top appeal court ruled that billionaire Kazakh opposition politician and former banker Mukhtar Ablyazov could be extradited over an alleged six-billion-euro fraud. Meanwhile, behind the scenes in this complex affair, a mysterious website has revealed a mass of emails hacked from Kazakhstan leaders. They reveal that Bernard Squarcini, who was the head of France's domestic intelligence agency under President Nicolas Sarkozy, has worked as a consultant on behalf of the Kazakh authorities in relation to the Ablyazov affair. Talking to Mediapart, Squarcini admits the Kazakh government is a client of the firm he works for and that he has worked on the case, but denies claims that he tried to “infiltrate” Ablyazov's team of lawyers and supporters. Agathe Duparc reports on this murky affair.

Canadian academic extradited to France for 1980 Paris synagogue attack

Hassan Diab, 60, is suspected of carrying out the bombing in central Paris that left four people dead and more than 40 others injured.