Court bomb plot suspect to be extradited
28 January 2005, GENEVA-Switzerland has agreed to a Spanish request for the extradition of suspected bomb plotter Mohammed Achraf.
28 January 2005
GENEVA-Switzerland has agreed to a Spanish request for the extradition of suspected bomb plotter Mohammed Achraf.
But Achraf has 30 days in which to lodge an appeal against the decision, the Swiss government said.
Spain had earlier requested the extradition of Achraf, an Algerian national who has been held in custody in Switzerland since August.
The Spanish authorities suspect him of involvement in plotting to carry out a bomb attack against the country's highest court in Madrid and other landmarks including the Real Madrid stadium in the capital.
He has been held in Switzerland over alleged immigration offences, and had earlier sought political asylum in the country.
The extradition decision was taken by the Federal Justice Office in Bern.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news