Bulgaria to extradite suspect linked to Paris attacks

Fritz-Joly Joachin (C), a French citizen of Haitian origin, is escorted into court in the town of Haskovo, south eastern Bulgaria, on January 20, 2015. Bulgaria will be extraditing him to France. Photo: AFP PHOTO / NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV

SOFIA - Bulgaria will extradite a French national suspected of having links to the Charlie Hebdo magazine attackers in Paris, an Administrative Court rules.

Haitian-born Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, told the court in Haskovo that he was not opposed to the extradition.

He was arrested January 1 at the border with Turkey on a warrant from France for allegedly kidnapping his 3-year-old son.

After the January 7 massacre at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, it emerged that France also wanted Joachin as an alleged participant in the organiSation of the attack.

Joachin denied that he took part in the organisation, but admitted to knowing one of the attackers since childhood.

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