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Alleged terrorist awaiting extradition decision

An Algerian citizen accused of ties to al-Qaeda is still in custody in Bratislava awaiting a decision on his extradition to Algeria, his lawyer said.

Mustafa Labsi, accused of having co-operated with the international terrorist organization, is afraid of being sent back to Algeria, his lawyer Milan Menyhart said on August 6.

"He says that people 'go missing' in the local prisons," Menyhart was quoted in the TASR newswire.

According to some media reports, Labsi may be tortured there.

Menyhart said the final decision will be made by the Slovak Justice Ministry.

Labsi was detained by Slovak police on June 20. The decision on his extradition is to be made within 60 days of that date.

Algeria asked Slovakia to extradite Labsi at the beginning of June, after he came to Slovakia with his wife, who is Slovak, and their child. Labsi has asked for asylum in several European countries, including France, Austria, Great Britain and Slovakia.

Several media outlets have reported that Labsi is on Interpol's list of wanted terrorists. He is said to have taken part in training terrorists in Afghanistan, and to have established contacts with al-Qaeda members and various other terrorist groups active in Europe and Canada. He was reportedly a member of an Algerian Islamist terrorist group in London called GSPC.

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