Thursday, October 16, 2008

Malta extradites Polish murderer

Malta on Thursday extradited Maciej Slesik to Poland to face homicide and torture charges. His arrest a week ago led to an outpouring of collective horror and revulsion across Malta as details of his killings and torture emerged.

Mr Slesik was arrested at the airport, where he went to meet relatives in the early hours of Tuesday morning following an investigation by Maltese and Polish authorities.

He was wanted for the abduction, torture, grievous bodily harm and murder of Arthur Zembruski and Malgorzata Rebecka, the abduction of Tedeues Wozniak, theft, armed robbery, illegally detaining and causing grievous bodily harm to Robert Nowak and Tomasz Dabkowski and seriously injuring Daniel Majewski.

The court ordered the extradition of the Polish national and he was deported this morning via Frankfurt. He was accompanied by 3 Polish officers and Police Inspector Jeffrey Azzopardi.