France seeks extradition of Paris terror attack suspect Salah Abdeslam

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France seeks extradition of Paris terror attack suspect Salah AbdeslamParis terror attack suspect Salah Abdeslam.

The lead suspect in the November Paris terror attacks has been moved from a hospital in Brussels to a high security prison in Bruges. Salah Abdeslam was arrested after a shootout with police.

He suffered a leg wound. And his lawyer says his client is cooperating with police, after four months on the run.

CCTV’s Jack Parrock reports.

France seeks extradition of Paris terror attack suspect Salah Abdeslam

The lead suspect in the November Paris terror attacks has been moved from a hospital in Brussels to a high security prison in Bruges. Salah Abdeslam was arrested after a shootout with police. He suffered a leg wound. His lawyer says his client is cooperating with police, after four-months on the run. CCTV's Jack Parrock reports.

Salah Adbeslam’s lawyer, Sven Mary, said his client will resist extradition to France to face charges, which could significantly delay his appearance before a judge in Paris.

He was injured while being captured by police at a property only half a kilometer away from his home. Authorities now suspect he had been in Brussels the whole time. Investigators are hoping Abdeslam will provide insight into the planning of the Paris attacks which saw 130 people killed in the French capital on November 13th last year.

The terror attacks were claimed by the Islamic State and were coordinated out of Brussels. Another man, Monir Ahmed Al Hadj, was also injured during the raid and arrested by Belgian police , he was on a most wanted list.

Three other people were also detained and believed to be family members of Abdelam helping him hide from police. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says they are continuing their operations in the Molenbeek district of Brussels as they try to dismantle what they believe are terrorist cells harbored in the region.


Global security expert Sajjan Gohel on Paris terror attack

CCTV America’s Susan Roberts spoke with Sajjan Gohel, the  International Security Director for the Asia-Pacific Foundation, on how long the extradition process will take.

Global security expert Sajjan Gohel on Paris terror attack

CCTV America's Susan Roberts spoke with Sajjan Gohel, the International Security Director for the Asia-Pacific Foundation, on how long the extradition process will take.