The defendant served a 17-year prison sentence in Belgium, primarily for drug-related crimes, reported Belgian media.
Rabat – Morocco rejected Belgium’s request to receive Mustapha Bali, a Moroccan national with a criminal record in Belgium.
Belgium has stripped Bali of his residence permit making him an illegal immigrant in Belgium.
Belgian Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats politician said that Morocco refused to give Bali the necessary travel documents to return to Morocco, according to DH.be.
Belgian outlet Het Laatste Nieuws reported that Bali was “radicalized.”
Bali’s sister also has a criminal record for killing her ex-spouse. She was sentenced to 27 years in prison in Belgium.
In October 2018, Belgian news outlets reported that the country wanted to extradite a Moroccan jihadist known as “the most dangerous woman in Belgium” to Morocco.
Malika El Aroud is the widow of a Taliban jihadist, Abdessatar Dahmane. Dahmane had posed as a television journalist in Belgium to assassinate the Afghan political and military leader Ahmad Shah Massoud.
Also in October, an appeals court in Belgium stripped Moroccan imam Fouad Belkacem of his Belgian citizenship.
Belgium imprisoned Belkacem in 2013 after determining that his Sharia4Belgium group had sent dozens of individuals to fight in Syria.
Belkacem is facing a 12-year prison sentence.