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Casablanca Airport, Morocco – A former Moroccan soldier accused of kidnapping, torturing and killing three girls, has been extradited from France to Morocco for questioning in a Casablancan court.

The former soldier, a French citizen, has denied the charges and said he was the victim of a smear campaign against him by a Moroccan tabloid.

The Moroccan state prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday that it had indicted the man, who was granted political asylum in France in 2010, on charges of kidnapping and torturing the three girls.

The alleged crimes occurred in the late 1990s when the soldier was a member of the Moroccan army.

His arrest in March 2018 triggered a political storm across Europe, as Moroccan President Abdelaziz Bouteflika vowed to fight the alleged crimes.