BRUSSELS (AP) – Belgian judicial authorities have approved in principle the extradition of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam to France.
Federal Prosecutor: Belgian justice decided that Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam should be extradited to France pic.twitter.com/rhGJNZRSNl— Efi Koutsokosta (@Efkouts) March 31, 2016
After two court sessions on Thursday, the federal prosecutor's office said "the transfer is allowed," and added that French and Belgian authorities will "jointly discuss and decide on the further steps of the transfer."
The statement said Abdeslam gave the "clear consent" for the transfer.
Abdeslam was captured March 18 in a massive police raid in Brussels. The Nov. 13 attacks in Paris left 130 people dead.