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Norway agrees to extradite suspect in 1982 Paris Jewish area attack

On August 9, 1982, armed men attacked a Jewish restaurant on Rue des Rosiers in Paris, killing six people and injuring 22 others.
On August 9, 1982, armed men attacked a Jewish restaurant on Rue des Rosiers in Paris, killing six people and injuring 22 others. AFP PHOTO / JACQUES DEMARTHON
Text by: RFI with David Roe
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A Norwegian court on Friday approved an extradition request from France for a suspect linked to an attack in a Jewish neighbourhood in Paris in 1982.

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Friday's ruling, which can be appealed, concerns only whether the legal grounds are met for an extradition. The decision of whether or not to extradite Walid Abdulrahman Abou Zayed is up to Norway's justice ministry, or government.

  Six people were killed when a group of men threw a grenade into the Jo Goldenberg restaurant and opened fire, setting off decades of legal wrangling and frustration for families of the victims.

 

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