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Paris - Suspect In Jewish Museum Attack Extradited To Belgium

Published on: July 29, 2014 10:00 AM
By: Reuters
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FILE - Police officers stand near vehicles thought to be transporting Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, the French national who is suspected of the shooting attack in the Brussels Jewish Museum last month that left four people dead, as he leaves after an extradition hearing at the Appeal Court of Versailles, near Paris, June 26, 2014.  ReutersParis - The French suspect in a May 24 shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that left four people dead was extradited to Belgium on Tuesday, a court spokeswoman said.

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Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, appealed a decision to extradite him in June. His lawyer had argued that Nemmouche feared he would be sent from Belgium to Israel, given that two of the victims of the attack were Israeli.

The appeal was unsuccessful and his lawyers advised him not to pursue it before a higher court, the spokeswoman said for the Versailles appeals court said.



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