French prosecutor: Paris attacks suspect moved to France

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, Europe’s most wanted fugitive until his capture last month, was transferred to France Wednesday morning and was to go before investigating judges for eventual charges, the French prosecutor’s office said.

Abdeslam, who was arrested in Belgium last month after four months on the run, was wanted in France for his role in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 victims, He is considered to have been instrumental in the logistics for the attack, which was claimed by the Islamic State group. The quick transfer of Abdeslam, a 26-year-old Frenchman of Moroccan origin, surprised even his lawyer in France who rushed from Lille to join his client at the Justice Palace. Frank Berton, who announced Wednesday before the transfer was disclosed, described Abdeslam as a young man “falling apart” and ready to cooperate.



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