Morocco to Extradite French National Convicted on Terrorism Charges
Morocco agreed to return to France its national Thomas Gallay who was convicted by a Moroccan court for connections with a terrorist network, the Justice Ministry said.
The ministry explained in a statement that this extradition comes in response to a request by President Emmanuel Macron, adding that the convict will spend the remaining of his four-year jail sentence in France.
Gallay, known as the blue-eyed Emir, was arrested over ties to a terrorist network, the statement said, noting that investigations proved that he used his computer know-how to create terrorist propaganda videos.
An initial ruling sentenced Gallay to six years in prison before an appeals court reduced the sentence to four years in 2017.
The Ministry stressed that the extradition of Gallay meets the Moroccan law requirements including those relating to legal cooperation with France.