Poland to extradite main suspect in mp3 murder

31st May 2006, Comments 0 comments

31 May 2006, BRUSSELS — Poland will extradite the main suspect in the Brussels murder of Joe Van Holsbeeck to Belgium for trial.

31 May 2006

BRUSSELS — Poland will extradite the main suspect in the Brussels murder of Joe Van Holsbeeck to Belgium for trial.

But the 17-year-old Adam G. will serve out his sentence in Poland if convicted.

G. was arrested in north-east Poland some 15 days after the Brussels Central station murder on 12 April.

The Belgian judiciary immediately requested his extradition.

And a Warsaw Court ruled on Wednesday that G. can be extradited to Belgium for trial.

It ruled there were no legal obstacles because 17-year-olds can be extradited under Polish law.

G. is accused of stabbing Van Holsbeeck five times after the he refused to hand over his mp3 player.

A co-accused, also a Polish national youth, was arrested in Belgium and will also stand trial here.

The killing sparked outrage in Belgium, sending 80,000 people onto Brussels streets in a silent march against violence.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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