Bulgaria: Convicted terrorist arrested on border with Turkey

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Its principles Of Bulgaria announced that a man convicted of terrorism in the Belgium. He was arrested as he entered the country through its border with Turkey.

The arrest took place last Wednesday (10/11) during a special operation carried out by the secret services and the border guard, he explained in a press release published by the Bulgarian Prosecutor’s Office.

Authorities were looking for him “in connection with a 20-year sentence for terrorism imposed by a European court”, as well as a second nine-year and five-month prison sentence imposed by the European Court of Justice. Turkey.

Bulgarian media broadcast that it is about him Yassin Lasiri, allegedly his close associate Abdelhamid Aboud – the coordinator of the terrorist attacks of 13 November 2015 that bloodied the Paris. A source close to the investigation confirmed that it is indeed him Lasiri.

A representative of the Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office assured the French Agency that an extradition request is being prepared. “A person has been arrested who we will ask to be extradited,” he said.

THE Yassin Lasiri was sentenced in absentia in 2015 to serve a 20-year prison sentence by a court of Brussels in a trial involving a jihadist recruitment network in Belgium. According to the Belgian press, o Lasiri has Moroccan citizenship. His Belgian nationality was revoked in absentia in 2020.

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