BRUSSELS, July 30 (RAPSI) - Mehdi Nemmouche, who is suspected of the shootings at the Jewish Museum of Belgium, has been arrested in Brussels and charged with murder under terrorism articles, RIA Novosti reports citing Soir.
On Tuesday, France extradited Nemmouche, a French citizen of Algerian origin, to Belgium where he was interviewed by the counter-terrorism department of the Brussels police. Soir, citing the prosecutor’s office, reports that Nemmouche refused to answer the investigators’ questions. His lawyers said he will not cooperate with investigators until those informing the media of the course of the investigation are excluded from it.
Earlier, Soir reported that Nemmouche would be held at the prison in Mons during his pre-trial detention.
On May 24, Nemmouche allegedly began shooting at the Jewish Museum of Brussels killing four people, a married couple from Israel, a French volunteer working for the museum, and a member of the museum staff, a Belgian citizen.
The suspect was later arrested at a railway station in Marseille. Belgian officials requested his extradition for trial in Belgium. Last week the French Court of Appeals upheld the extradition.