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SOFIA, Bulgaria – A Bulgarian court has agreed to extradite a French national with alleged links to the terrorists who carried out the attack against the Charlie Hebdo newspaper.
Twenty-nine-year-old Fritz-Joly Joachin confirmed on Tuesday before the district court in the southern city of Haskovo that he is prepared to be returned to his home country.
In the wake of the attacks in Paris earlier this month, a European arrest warrant was issued against Joachin, charging him with participation in an organized crime group with terrorist aims and links to a network organizing the transfer of volunteers to fight with extremists in Syria.
On Tuesday, Joachin told the court he was innocent and wanted to return to Paris to clear his name.