“We welcomed him as a combatant, someone who fought for the Palestinian cause, for noble causes. Now he’s a hoodlum, his behaviour is shameful. He drinks and goes out with women so much that I don’t know if he’s a Moslem. Given that his presence has become a real danger we are going to hand him over. We have no regrets. Because of his behaviour, we are absolved from blame.”
Sheik Hassan al-Turabi
At approximately 3am, he was woken by a group of men pinning him to the bed. Before he could resist, he was handcuffed hand and foot and had a thin hood pulled over his head. A doctor then stepped forward and injected him in the thigh with a hypodermic containing a tranquilliser. A stretcher was produced and Carlos was bundled unceremoniously into a van that drove him to Khartoum airport where an executive jet was standing by.
As soon as he was unloaded and taken inside the building, Judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere issued Carlos with a national arrest warrant for the murder of two DST agents at Rue Toullier in 1979. By issuing such a warrant, the French government avoided the cumbersome process of applying to Interpol for an extradition order.
“Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason?
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.”
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