HASKOVO, Bulgaria – A French national with alleged links to one of the brothers who carried out the terror attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has agreed to be extradited to France.
A Bulgarian district court decided Friday to extradite 29-year-old Fritz-Joly Joachin to his home country.
The judge asked the defendant whether he agreed to be extradited and received a positive answer from Joachin.
Bulgarian police arrested Joachin on Jan. 1 at a Bulgarian-Turkish border crossing on a European arrest warrant issued by French prosecutors who alleged that he had abducted his three-year-old son and was likely to take him to Syria.
In the wake of the attacks in Paris, a second European arrest warrant was issued against him, charging him with participation in an organized crime group with terrorist aim.