French Justice Minister Éric Dupond-Moretti hailed the independence of the Moroccan judiciary in prosecuting international criminals, following the recent arrest of a French hacker in Morocco, Sébastien Raoult, a student involved in a case of cybercrime in the United States and research by the FBI.
In response to questions about the possibility of Paris going online in the case of the French Hacker arrested in Morocco, at Rabat-Salé airport, Éric Dupond-Moretti told his country’s media that ” the Moroccan judiciary is independent and sovereign“.
Dupond-Moretti added, as the radio reports, “European 1 ” , that “Moroccan justice will deliver the required verdict in this case“, pointing out that”France has no possibility of interfering in this case, since the French student risks prison sentences in the United States“.
“The young French arrested by the Moroccan authorities is involved in multiple cybercrimes on American soil, and he faces heavy prison sentences of up to 116 years“, he added.
The French student’s lawyer, Sébastien Raoult, called on the Minister of Justice to intervene not to extradite his client to the USA, in exchange for his return to France to be tried there, stressing the importance of openness of a preliminary investigation by the French public prosecutor’s office in this case.
Sébastien Raoult, incarcerated in Tiflet 2 prison since July 29, and wanted internationally in a case related to computer fraud, hacking and aggravated theft through information systems, is placed in pre-trial detention pending the activation of the extradition procedure in the United States.
This former computer science student at the schoolEpitechfrom Nancy, France, spends her days in a cell, according to the same source. The FBI suspects him of belonging to a group of hackers who have recently hit the headlines.
21-year-old Sébastien Raoult was arrested at Rabat-Salé airport as he was about to take a flight to Belgium. A source ofMoroccoLatestNewsstressed that his arrest took place within the framework of a security operation supervised on the ground by the National Brigade of the Judicial Police (BNPJ) in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).