June 22, 2020

FRANCE: Iraqi Man Indicted In France, Fleeing To Germany, Soon Extradited. France Brings Home 10 Islamic Terrorists Children From Syrian Camp. Syrian Jihadist On STUDENT VISA Arrested In France

Le Figaro News, France
written by Staff and AFP
Sunday June 21, 2020

The refugee, indicted in 2018 for " assassinations in connection with a terrorist enterprise " and " war crimes ", was released under judicial supervision in May.

Iraqi refugee in France indicted in 2018 for " assassinations in connection with a terrorist enterprise " and " war crimes ", released under judicial control since May and who fled to Germany, will be extradited to France, said this Sunday a French judicial source to AFP.

Arrived in France in the summer of 2016, Ahmed Hamdane Mahmoud Ayach El Aswadi had obtained political asylum in June 2017 with the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (Ofpra). Arrested in Calvados, he was indicted in March 2018 in Paris, in particular for " assassinations in connection with a terrorist enterprise " and for " war crimes " in Iraq, and imprisoned.

According to this judicial source, confirming information from the Parisian , Ahmed Hamdane Mahmoud Ayach El Aswadi was released under judicial supervision in May 2020 and "panicked" when the police responsible for his regular check-in contacted him shortly after , thinking it was to go back to prison. "The next day or two days later, he went to a police station in Germany, in Bavaria, saying that he was wanted in France," said the source.

"The French investigating judge in charge of his case has issued a European arrest warrant, the Iraqi has been placed under the extradition regime and should arrive in France in the coming days, "it was said, always from the same source. A senior official of the Iraqi Interior Ministry, in charge of liaison with Interpol, had told AFP in June 2018 that this Iraqi refugee was a jihadist leader of the Islamic State (IS) group who participated in the execution of 1,700 soldiers and police in 2014 in central Iraq.

The senior official had told AFP that he had asked his French counterparts for his wish to see this refugee extradited to Iraq. His lawyer in France, Mohamed El Monsaf Hamdi, had on the contrary denounced an "injustice", affirming that his client had rather engaged in the fight against the jihadists and had never been member neither of Al-Qaeda, nor of Islamic State group. Me Hamdi was not reachable on Sunday.

euronews (in English) published October 17, 2019: French foreign minister travels to Iraq to push for local trials of European ISIS fighters. He will spearhead talks on behalf of European Governments who are hoping Baghdad can oversee trials of captured fighters. …

FRANCE 24 English published June 22, 2020: The French government said Monday it had repatriated 10 French children of suspected jihadist fighters from a refugee camp in Syria overnight. Thousands of children of foreign-born fighters have been living in camps in north-eastern Syria since the Islamic State group was ousted in March 2019. A total of 28 children have now been repatriated to France, a fraction of the 300 thought to still reside in refugee camps in the war-torn country.

RT published February 4, 2020: Torture, kidnapping, war crimes: Syrian rebel on STUDENT VISA arrested in France. To France, where a former spokesperson for a Syrian rebel group has been arrested on charges of war crimes and torture. The jihadist lived in Hungary for several months, before being granted a student scholarship in Marseilles. The authorities were only tipped off - after a human rights group pointed out his real identity.

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