After extradition from Austria, French authorities on Friday filed terror charges against a Pakistani and an Algerian suspected of being members of the same Da’ish cell that massacred 130 people in Paris last November, a judicial source said.
The 35-year-old Pakistani Mohamad Usman and 29-year-old Algerian Adel Haddadi were charged with “criminal conspiracy with terrorists”, the source said.
Austrian authorities had earlier on Friday turned the two over to France after their extradition was cleared.
Investigators believe they travelled to the Greek island of Leros on October 3, sharing a boat full of refugees with two Da’ish men who took part in the November 13 attacks.
Those two, thought to be Iraqis, blew themselves up outside the Stade de France stadium, one of a series of brazen assaults by around 10 people around the French capital that killed 130 and injured over 300.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 31st, 2016.