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Belgian judge to weigh extradition of Paris attacks suspect

June 03, 2016 - 8:18 AM

BRUSSELS - Belgian officials say a judge may decide next week whether to extradite Mohamed Abrini to France, where he has been linked to the attacks that killed 130 people in Paris on Nov. 13.

Friday's statement from federal prosecutors says a Brussels judge will consider France's extradition request June 9.

Abrini has admitted being the so-called "man in the hat" pictured in surveillance video footage walking alongside two suicide bombers minutes before their March 22 attack on Brussels Airport. Abrini was arrested in Belgium in April.

Belgian prosecutors say France has issued European arrest warrants for four other suspects identified as Hamza A., Mohammed A., Mohammed B. and Ali O.

Judges already have ruled that three of the warrants — for Hamza A., Mohammed A. and Ali O. — are enforceable.

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