Legal fight ramps up over Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam

An ambulance believed to be transporting top Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam leaves the Federal Police building in Brussels on March 19, 2016The lawyer to top Paris attacks fugitive Salah Abdeslam launched a furious legal fight Sunday to avoid extradition after Europe’s most wanted fugitive spent his first night in a Belgian prison. Abdeslam is held in a high security jail on charges of “terrorist murder” for his role in the November 13 gun and suicide attacks on the French capital, which killed 130 people. The Belgian-born French citizen, who was caught unarmed after being shot in the leg during a Friday police raid in Brussels, told interrogators he had planned to blow himself up at the Stade de France stadium in Paris but had backed out at the last minute.

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