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    Frenchman accused of Brussels Jewish Museum killings contests extradition

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    A 29-year-old Frenchman accused of killing four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum last month has re-appeared before an extradition hearing in France.

    Mehdi Nemmouche is contesting extradition to Belgium on the grounds that he is a French citizen and was arrested in France.

    His lawyer says he fought with Islamic extremists in Syria.

    Nemmouche was carrying a pistol and Kalashnikov and a sheet with the name of the jihadi group ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ on it when he was arrested at a bus station in Marseille.

    The court is expected to make a decision on June 26.