Lawyer for terrorist 'Carlos the Jackal' says Venezuela should demand France send him home

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A lawyer representing the convicted terrorist known as "Carlos the Jackal" is urging Venezuela's government to demand that France return her Venezuelan-born client to his homeland.

Attorney Isabelle Coutant-Peyre says Venezuela should press for the repatriation of Illich Ramirez Sanchez on the grounds that he was illegally detained in Sudan in 1994 before he was convicted in 2011 for instigating four bombings in France in 1982 and 1983 that killed 11 people and injured more than 140 others.

Ramirez has previously been convicted for a triple murder in 1975. He is serving two life sentences.

Coutant-Peyre told one of Venezuela's state-run radio stations on Sunday that she hopes to meet with government officials to discuss the matter.