Expulsion would put Touil in danger say prosecutors

Milan court rejected extradition to Tunisia this week

(ANSA) - Turin, October 30 - Turin prosecutors on Friday said that Abdel Mayid Touil, a Moroccan national suspected by Tunis of involvement in the Bardo Museum massacre, would face "serious personal risks" if he is expelled from Italy. The prosecutors told a court hearing that they backed a defence petition for an expulsion order to be dropped. On Wednesday a Milan court rejected a request for Touil to be extradited to Tunisia, where may have faced the death penalty.
    The Tunisian authorities believe he participated in the March 18 attack on the museum in the Tunis that claimed the lives of 21 tourists, including four Italians, and one Tunisian police officer.
    Milan prosecutors asked for the investigation against him to be dropped on grounds there is no evidence to support the charges against him.
    Several witnesses have testified that Touil was in Italy on the day of the attack.
    But the 22-year-old could still face expulsion from Italy on grounds he is in the country without a permit to stay.


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