Paris attacks suspect transfer will take several weeks: Lawyer

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Lawyer Sven Mary also said that he is being held in a high-security prison in the northern Belgian city of Bruges and must still be questioned in “the case concerning Forest where shots were fired on police officers.”

Paris attacks suspect transfer will take several weeks: Lawyer

It is reported by the Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam’s lawyer on Thursday that extraditing him from BelgiumParis attacks suspect transfer will take several weeks: Lawyer to France is likely to take several weeks, as investigators question him about a shootout with police in Brussels last month.

“He will be handed over to France in several weeks. He must first be heard in another case,” lawyer Sven Mary told reporters, referring to a March 15 shootout in which Abdeslam is implicated.

Abdeslam, a 26-year-old French national who grew up in Brussels, is thought to have fled from an apartment in the Forest district of Brussels when it was raided by police on March 15.

Lawyer Sven Mary also said that he is being held in a high-security prison in the northern Belgian city of Bruges and must still be questioned in “the case concerning Forest where shots were fired on police officers.”

Mary also added that Abdeslam was not at this stage involved in the March 22 suicide attacks on the airport and an underground train station in Brussels that killed 32 people.

However, according to several media report, Abdeslam is believed to be the only survivor of the group which carried out coordinated suicide bomb and gun attacks in Paris in November that killed 130 people and were claimed by the ISIS. Abdeslam was captured on March 18 in the Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek, around the corner from his family home, following a four-month manhunt.

 

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