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  6/12/2014, Sivan 14, 5774

France to Rule on Extradition of Brussels Suspect on June 26

A French court said Thursday it will decide on June 26 whether to extradite to Belgium the man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels last month.

The court's decision had been deferred last week, as the lawyer representing French-Algerian Islamist Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, told the court in Versailles, west of Paris, that he needed more time to prepare his arguments as his client formally confirmed he was contesting his handover to Belgian authorities.