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French terrorist suspect agrees to be extradited from Bulgaria to France

  • Police officers guard French citizen Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, center, inside the courtroom before a hearing in the town of Haskovo, Bulgaria Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. A Bulgarian court  considers on Friday a request to extradite a French citizen charged with having been linked to the Kouachi brothers who killed 12 people at the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo magazine last week. (AP Photo)

    Police officers guard French citizen Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, center, inside the courtroom before a hearing in the town of Haskovo, Bulgaria Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. A Bulgarian court considers on Friday a request to extradite a French citizen charged with having been linked to the Kouachi brothers who killed 12 people at the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo magazine last week. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers guard French citizen Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, center, inside the courtroom before a hearing in the town of Haskovo, Bulgaria, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. A Bulgarian court  considers on Friday a request to extradite a French citizen charged with having been linked to the Kouachi brothers who killed 12 people at the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo magazine last week. (AP Photo)

    Police officers guard French citizen Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, center, inside the courtroom before a hearing in the town of Haskovo, Bulgaria, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. A Bulgarian court considers on Friday a request to extradite a French citizen charged with having been linked to the Kouachi brothers who killed 12 people at the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo magazine last week. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers escort French citizen Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, right, to the courtroom before a hearing in the town of Haskovo, Bulgaria Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. A Bulgarian court  considers on Friday a request to extradite a French citizen charged with having been linked to the Kouachi brothers who killed 12 people at the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo magazine last week. (AP Photo)

    Police officers escort French citizen Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, right, to the courtroom before a hearing in the town of Haskovo, Bulgaria Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. A Bulgarian court considers on Friday a request to extradite a French citizen charged with having been linked to the Kouachi brothers who killed 12 people at the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo magazine last week. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

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.