Paris jihadist extradited back from Brussels
Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam - Europe's most wanted fugitive until his capture in Belgium last month - has been returned to France and charged with a host of terror-related offenses, his lawyer said Wednesday.That's more like saying he won't cooperate at all, or will only try everyone's patience.
After four months on the run and a month in Belgian custody, the 26-year-old French citizen of Moroccan origin is on his way to Fleury-Merogis, a high-security prison about 19 miles south of Paris, attorney Frank Berton told journalists. French Justice Minister Jean-Jacques Urvoas said Abdeslam would be placed in isolation, watched by guards specially trained to deal with "people reputed to be dangerous."
Investigators have said Abdeslam was instrumental in coordinating logistics for the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people at Paris restaurants, a noted music hall and a sports stadium outside the city. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the carnage.
Berton indicated that his client wanted to cooperate with the investigation, saying that Abdeslam "volunteered that he would explain himself at some later date."
There's a serious case to be made here for why this filthy animal should be given the death sentence after the investigation is done, decidedly by slicing off his ugly head with a large sword, or by putting a shotgun to his head and disintegrating it. But who knows if with a government as awful as Hollande's, they'll be able to do that?