Suspected by the French justice of being one of the fired of the ruse des Rosiers attack in August 1982, Walid Abdulrahman Abou Zayed was indicted and imprisoned on Saturday.
The man, 62, was extradited from Norway, where he had settled in 1991, on Friday.
Walid Abdulrahman Abou Zayed, one of the suspects in the 1982 rue des Rosiers attack in Paris, extradited by Norway, was indicted on Saturday for "murders" and "attempted murders" and then taken into custody provisional, we learned from a judicial source.
Targeted by an international arrest warrant issued by France in 2015, this 62-year-old man was extradited on Friday from Norway, where he had settled in 1991. French justice suspects him of being "one of the shooters of the attack "which left six dead and 22 wounded on August 9, 1982 in the Marais district of Paris.
Arrived on French soil Friday evening aboard an Air France flight from Oslo, the suspect was placed in an administrative detention center.
He was presented on Saturday to an investigating judge from the anti-terrorism pole of the Paris judicial court who indicted him for "assassinations" and "attempted assassinations", a judicial source told AFP.
The aggravating circumstance "in connection with a terrorist enterprise" dates from 1986, four years after the facts, and therefore cannot be included among the charges, the same source specified.
Abu Zayed was then remanded in custody by a freedoms and detention judge.
"I don't want to go to prison in France"
"I don't like France. I don't want to go to prison in France," said Abu Zayed, known as Osman in Norway, who naturalized him in 1997, during an appearance before the Norwegian justice in September.
Norway had accepted his extradition on November 27 and had ten days to execute its decision.
Father of four children, he claims his innocence, assuring that he was in Monte-Carlo at the time of the attack, and opposed this extradition.
On August 9, 1982 at midday, a commando group of three to five men threw a grenade into the Jo Goldenberg restaurant, then strafed the interior of the establishment as well as passers-by.
This extradition, almost four decades after the events, paves the way for a trial, long awaited by the victims.
French justice has issued three other international arrest warrants targeting two individuals located in Jordan and a third in the West Bank, suspected of having participated in the attack or of having prepared it.