Jewish Museum shooting suspect not fighting extradition
Mehdi Nemmouche, accused of murdering four people at Brussels’ Jewish Museum last month, will not fight extradition to Belgium, despite his lawyer’s previous announcement
Decision by end of June
The 29-year-old Nemmouche is being held on suspicion of carrying out the shooting attack on 24 May inside the Jewish Museum of Belgium in downtown Brussels that killed three people on site, with one dying later in hospital. A visiting Israeli couple died in the attack, as did a museum volunteer and a museum employee.
His lawyer had previously announced that Nemmouche would fight Belgium’s extradition request, but that turned out not to be the case. France will now consider the extradition and is expected to announce its decision by the end of the month.
photo: An artist’s rendering of Mehdi Nemmouche, who appeared in a French court yesterday