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Belgian authorities approve transfer of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam

Belgian authorities approve transfer of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam
Posted at 12:08 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 12:20:50-04

Belgian judicial authorities have approved in principle the extradition of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam to France.

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.