French terror suspect fights Dutch extradition

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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'

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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

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

Egypt to extradite Frenchman in Caribbean drugs case

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Christophe Naudin is wanted in the Dominican Republic for alleged involvement in escape of two pilots sentenced to prison in a drugs case.

Relatives of Franco victims lobby Europe for justice


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

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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

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

French 'jihadists' sent home from Turkey under investigation for terror plot

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The three men, extradited from Turkey, include the brother-in-law of Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah who murdered seven people in 2012.

Former French hostage says Jewish museum killings suspect was his jailer

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Journalist Nicolas Henin said Mehdi Nemmouche, who has been extradited to Belgium over murders, was his jailer in Syria in late 2013.

Suspect in Jewish Museum shooting drops appeal against extradition from France

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Mehdi Nemmouche's lawyer says extradition ruling is 'satisfactory' because of guarantees he cannot be sent to another country from Belgium.

France to extradite Brussels Jewish museum shooting suspect

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Court rules that Mehdi Nemmouche, arrested in Marseille in May after shooting that left four dead, should be handed over to Belgian authorities.

French court blocks extradition of Rwanda genocide suspects

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Paris Court of Cassation ruled that the three Hutu men wanted by Rwanda cannot be tried for a crime that was not defined in law when committed.

Mauritania 'to extradite former Gaddafi spy chief to Libya'

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Libyan deputy prime minister uses Twitter to announce that Mauritania has agreed to send Abdullah al-Senussi home.

France to extradite Manuel Noriega to Panama

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France has confirmed it will extradite Manuel Noriega to Panama, where he is wanted over human rights violations during his rule in the 1980s.