Yesterday, September 22, the Council of Appeals in Thessaloniki decided to extradite a Moroccan citizen, a member of ISIS, to his country of residence – on terrorism charges.
According to AMNA, the 28-year-old Moroccan was wanted on an international warrant issued back in 2017. The authorities in his country stated that he is a member of ISIS. He admitted in a Greek court that he really was a member of this organization, but argued that he had nothing to do with any criminal acts. The Moroccan asked not to expel him from Greece, giving him the opportunity to apply for asylum, justifying his request by the fact that in his country he faces death.
The man also told the court that he was recruited during his studies, promising money and saying that he “will go to heaven if he dies.” The Moroccan has two wives – in Turkey and in France, one of them has a child. In July, he was arrested in Thessaloniki by the anti-terrorism police.
However, the public prosecutor, despite the arguments and requests of the Moroccan, offered to extradite him, with which all the judges agreed. A man has the right to appeal the decision if he submits a petition to the Supreme Court of Greece.