Dutch court allows extremist suspect to be sent to France

A Dutch court says a French man suspected of links to an extremist group that was plotting an attack in France can be sent there to face prosecution.

Anis Bari was arrested in March by heavily armed police in the Dutch port of Rotterdam at the request of French officials. Prosecutors say police found ammunition, money and drugs during raids that led to the arrest.

Judges at a tightly guarded courtroom on the outskirts of Amsterdam on Thursday rejected a string of objections by Bari's lawyer to the transfer and said there was no possibility for appeal.

Bari is allegedly linked to Reda Kriket, who is in French custody. France's interior minister has said Kriket was in the "advanced stages" of a plot to attack a target in France.