Medhi Nemmouche, a French citizen sentenced to life in prison for the 2014 terrorist attacks on the Brussels Jewish Musem, has been handed over to France. Nemmouche was delivered to French law enforcement authorities between Thursday night and Friday morning, according to Nemmouche’s lawyer, Sébastien Courtoy, who confirmed reports by French-language daily La Dernière Heure.
Nemmouche is reportedly already in French territory and has been locked up inside the Meaux-Chauconin penitentiary, located roughly 50 kilometres to the east of Paris.
In March, Nemmouche was sentenced to life imprisonment on four counts of murder, after he carried out an armed attack inside the Brussels Jewish Museum in May 2014, in which he shot and killed four people.
Nemmouche’s anti-Semitic terror attack was carried out after his return from Syria, making it the first attack by jihadist returnee in Europe, shortly after a separate attack took place in Paris in 2015.
Nemmouche, 33, who was arrested in the French city of Marseille six-days after his attack in Brussels, was also wanted by the French authorities for taking three French journalists hostage while in Syria.
The Brussels Times