US seeks Al-Qaeda suspect’s extradition from Belgium

US authorities are seeking the extradition of Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian convicted in Belgium for planning terrorist attacks and have suspected links to an Al-Qaeda network. Trabelsi lodged an appeal to a Belgian court to approve his extradition. “The Americans think that Nizar Trabelsi is an active Al-Qaeda member who was developing activities beyond those he was convicted of in Belgium,” said Lieve Pellens, a spokesperson for federal prosecutors. Trabelsi was arrested just two days after the 9/11 terror attacks. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for plotting to drive a car bomb into a NATO airbase in northern Belgium, where American military personnel work.

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