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Extradited from Britain, suspect stands trial for 1995 attacks

A suspected Islamic radical from Algeria who was extradited from Britain in December is to go on trial in Paris in connection with a wave of deadly bombings in the French capital in 1995. Rachid Ramda, 35, is charged with criminal association with a terrorist organisation and faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail — almost the same length of time he spent in detention in Britain awaiting extradition. The charges relate only to the preparation of the 1995 metro attacks, which were blamed on the Algerian Armed Islamic Group (GIA) and left eight dead and 200 injured. Full Story

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