Next step for top Paris attacks suspect: extradition effort

2016-03-19 10:09
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Brussels - The top suspect in last year's deadly Paris attacks, captured in Belgium after four months on the run, will face police questioning and a fast-track effort to extradite him to France.

Salah Abdeslam, a French national, is subject to a European arrest warrant issued by France.

He was seized on Friday in the Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek and hospitalised after being shot in the leg.

French anti-terrorist judges could file an extradition request as early as this weekend.

A 2002 European agreement speeds up the process, particularly for grave crimes. Families of victims and survivors want him to face justice in France.

French President Francois Hollande said in Brussels he was sure "the Belgian authorities will answer it as favorably as possible, as soon as possible".

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