Van Gogh suspect extradited from France

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7 June 2005, AMSTERDAM — The 25-year-old Chechen man suspected of involvement in the murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh has been extradited to the Netherlands. Bislan I. was extradited to the Netherlands from France last Thursday and a Dutch judge ordered him on Friday to spend 14 days on remand, the Amsterdam public prosecutor's office said on Monday.

7 June 2005

AMSTERDAM — The 25-year-old Chechen man suspected of involvement in the murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh has been extradited to the Netherlands.
 
Bislan I. was extradited to the Netherlands from France last Thursday and a Dutch judge ordered him on Friday to spend 14 days on remand, the Amsterdam public prosecutor's office said on Monday.

I. was arrested in Tours, France, on 18 May after his fingerprints were allegedly found on a farewell note written by Mohammed B., the Dutch-Moroccan man who has confessed to killing Van Gogh.

The letter was found in the house of Van Gogh's father and sister who live on the Hart Nibbrigstraat in Amsterdam-Slotervaart.

Besides I., 22-year-old Chechen Marat J. is also suspected of involvement in Van Gogh's murder last November. One of his fingerprints was allegedly found on a cassette tape found with Mohammed B. and Amsterdam Court extended his remand detention by 30 days at the end of May.

Both Chechens could also be implicated in investigations into the suspected terrorist network Hofstad group. Some 11 alleged members of the group are already being detained in the Netherlands. They are said to have been in contact with B., a suspected Islamic militant.

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Subject: Dutch news

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