The lawyer for Sébastien Raoult, a French student arrested in Morocco and charged by US courts with cybercrimes, told AFP he had seized the UN Committee Against Torture on Wednesday, fearing his imminent extradition to the US. According to Me Philippe Ohayon, a prison officer notified and translated the extradition decree to Sébastien Raoult on Monday in his cell. The Moroccan, French and American authorities did not want to confirm this information to AFP. The Court of Cassation in Morocco issued a “positive opinion” for the extradition of Sébastien Raoult, and the final decision on his transfer rests with the Moroccan Prime Minister.
The 21-year-old former computer science student was arrested on May 31 in Tangier (northern Morocco) on the basis of a red notice issued by Interpol at the request of the US judiciary, as he prepared to take the plane to return to France. He is charged by a US judge with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and abuse, aggravated identity theft and being a member of the “ShinyHunters”, a group of “cybercriminals” suspected by Americans of being behind cyber attacks on businesses, which he denies .