Salah Abdeslam to push for extradition - lawyer

Salah Abdeslam to push for extradition - lawyer
By Catherine Hardy with AP
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The 29-year-old could be taken to France for questioning in a month's time

  • “He has changed his mind” – lawyer
  • Asked for a month to prepare paperwork
  • Next hearing due on April 7

The lawyer acting for Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam says his client will not fight plants to extradite him to France.

Sven Mary says he has asked for a month to prepare the necessary paperwork.

Mary says Abdeslam has changed his mind after initially saying he would fight the plans.

“I can inform you that Salah Abdeslam told me to tell you he wishes to go to France as soon as possible,” he told reporters outside Brussels main court complex.

“I think he understands that the dossier here is just a small part, there is just a small part here so he wants to explain himself in France. This is a good thing.”

Salah Abdeslam is one of the key suspects in November’s Paris attacks which claimed the lives of 130 people.

ISIL says it was behind both the attacks in Paris and those in Brussels this week.

Abdeslam was arrested as a result of a police raid in Brussels last week.

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