The extradition of Vosgien Sébastien Raoult was approved to the United States within thirty days. He is currently detained in Morocco. He is accused of cybercrime by the FBI.
The Vosges Sébastien Raoult, who has been detained in Morocco for seven months, should be extradited to the United States, where he risks 116 years in prison.
He is accused of cybercrime by the FBI. “It’s a bit disappointing“, comments on Friday, December 30, 2022, his father Paul Raoult, after months of fighting to try to bring his son back to France. “We have put in place the tools to best defend Sébastien’s interests and his request because he does not want to be extradited to the United States. His request remains to return to France to be tried in France. not to evade justice, but he wants to be tried and have a fair trial here in France”, Paul Raoult explains to France 3 Lorraine. The delivery must take place within the next 30 days.”but it could be this afternoon or in two weeks“.
And Paul Raoult adds: “So his request is not to be extradited to the US where he won’t have the full means to defend himself 5,000 miles from us. And we’re 5,000 miles from the evidence because it’s in France. And there’s obviously more people. involved in this case. So the other people are here in France and will never be tried. So there will be no confrontation and it will not be an unfair trial. I demand a fair trial here in France for events that happened here “.
This is what Philippe Ohayon, Sébastien Raoult’s lawyer, told AFP “after seizing the United Nations Committee Against Torture for fear of his impending extradition to the United States“.
Philippe Ohayon appealed to the Committee against Torture to suspend this transfer, relying on “several extraditions granted in recent years by Morocco” and which has been blocked by this UN body. “The committee believes that Moroccan law does not allow sufficient control against the risk of inhuman and degrading treatment”.
The 21-year-old former computer science student was arrested on May 31 in Tangier (northern Morocco) on the basis of a red notice issued by Interpol at the request of the US judiciary, as he prepared to take the plane to return to France.
He does not want to be extradited to the United States. His request remains to return to France to face trial in France. It is not to evade justice, but he wants to be tried and have a fair trial here in France.Paul Raoult, father of Sébastien
Sébastien Raoult is charged by a US judge with conspiracy to commit electronic fraud and abuse, serious identity theft and being a member of the “ShinyHunters”, a group of “cybercriminals” suspected by the US of being behind cyber attacks on businesses. He risks 116 years in prison.