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Belgium owes terrorist Nizar Trabelsi €90,000, court rules

10:16 27/02/2015

In the case of convicted terrorist Nizar Trabelsi’s extradition to the US, the European Court has ruled that Belgium must pay Trabelsi €90,000 in damages for violation of human rights, reports La Dernière Heure.

The court condemned Belgium for not waiting for its ruling on the case before handing the suspect over to American authorities. Trabelsi’s lawyer, Marc Neve, is planning to come in between any further collaboration between Belgium and the US in the case.

The 44-year-old Trabelsi, a former professional footballer from Tunisia, was in 2003 convicted for terrorism and sentenced to 10 years in prison for his association with Al-Qaida and for plotting attacks on American soldiers stationed in Belgium.

Written by Robyn Boyle



USA says jump, European countries ask how high and when can they come down.

Feb 27, 2015 17:27

Lawyer must be thrilled about all the money he'll be pocketing from this case.

Feb 28, 2015 14:57

The European Court of Human rights is not fit for purpose. It does not prevent abuse if the Americans want abuse, it comes up with judgements that absolutely fly in the face of common sense and the only real winners are Lawyers and judges that cannot believe it's this simple to get rich off the tax payer. Just more fodder for UKIP. You want to be angry at his 90,000? Be angry at the Millions it cost to award him 90,000.

Feb 28, 2015 18:47

Lol that's hilarious.. What a waste of money.. If I were belgium, I would fight the ruling to keep the money tied up.. In the mean time, figure out a way to speed up this losers life process!

Apr 5, 2015 14:26