serial killer charles sobhra Released this friday Nepal to be deported to France.
Sobhraj was serving a life sentence of 20 years in Nepal after confessing to killing several Western tourists. Authorities believe he was responsible for at least twenty deaths during the 1970s in Afghanistan, India, Thailand, Turkey, Nepal, Iran and Hong Kong, in addition to the killings of American and Canadian backpackers.
For the latter, he was arrested on September 19, 2003 and put behind bars in 2004 with his first conviction in court. This sentence, which was set to expire on September 18, 2023, was finalized this Friday after the Supreme Court of Appeals decided to release him due to his detention. unhealthy, good behavior Y be in detention 95% of the scheduled time.
The body gave it a while 15 days to leave the country.
Sobhraj, 78, suffers from an illness. heart diseaseso it requires a open heart surgery, as specified by the court. His defense repeatedly requested that the court intervene in this situation and submitted several habeas corpus petitions seeking clemency.
Killer reassured news agency after release AFP: “i feel great. I have a lot of work. I have to sue many people including Nepal State.”. He also answered “yes” when asked if he believed he had been misunderstood as a serial killer.
“I did nothing when they arrested me. I am innocent, I have nothing to worry about. Everything was built on forged documents.”
On the other hand, he commented that “the judge wrote the verdict without calling a single witness and giving me the opportunity to make a defense”.
This explains his lawyers’ request for presidential pardon in the past.
Sobhraj boarded the plane ParisAccompanied by a heavily guarded police convoy that accompanied him from Kathmandu Central Prison to the Immigration Department, he stopped in Doha. He was wearing a wool cap, a blue jacket, and a mask.
The plane ticket was bought by a friend and the French embassy in the capital took care of his travel documents, his lawyer Gopal Siwakoti Chitan began.
Prior to the announcement of his transfer, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs had stated that the country would accept him if a request was “notified”. “France will have to treat him as Sobhraj is a French citizen,” a ministry spokesman said.
Sobhraj murders inspired the series “Snake”published in 2021 in collaboration between Netflix and BBC. His nickname comes from his ability to hide himself after a crime has been committed and to escape by pretending to be his victims.
Disguised as a jeweler, he befriended the victims, most of whom were Western backpackers, whom he drugged, robbed, and killed.
first arrested 1976 inside Indiawhere He spent 21 years behind barsexcept for a short time 1986 When escaped and was caught again in the coastal state of Goa. was released in 1997 and it’s back France but in 2003 I’m traveling Nepalhere a journalist noticed his presence and assisted in his arrest.
The following year, he was sentenced to life in prison for murdering the American tourist. Connie Jo Bronzich in 1975. Ten years later he was found guilty of murdering his classmate. Bronzicha Canadian.
(with information from AFP, AP and Europa Press)
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