Mohamed Abrini wants to serve sentence in Belgium

Mohamed Abrini, otherwise known as “the man in the hat”, wants to serve his sentence in Belgium, according to his lawyer.

“It is not for me to prevent Mr. Abrini’s extradition to France but to allow him to serve his sentence in his home country. That’s all he asks,” said Abrini’s lawyer, Stanislas Eskenazi.

“But for defendants suspected of crimes in both France and Belgium, and when most of the involvement took place in Belgium, it seems proper to me that he should be tried here.”