Category: Minh Vacma

French sect leader files Constitutional appeal

Alain Schmitt French sect leader Alain Schmitt has filed a Constitutional Appeal contesting a judgement given on April 30 which threw out his case in which he claimed breaches of human rights in the way he and his partner had been treated by Malta police, in prison and by the courts.

Mr Schmitt is wanted by the French authorities to serve a prison term after being convicted for kidnapping and extortion.

French sect leader Alain Schmitt on hunger strike

Minh Vacma The leader of a French sect in detention at a hospital in Malta has been on a hunger strike since Wednesday morning after he was denied bail, according to his lawyer.

The cult leader and his fiancée are in custody after France issued an arrest warrant for them as they are wanted on convictions of extortion and kidnapping, among other charges.

Malta court orders cult leader’s extradition

Minh Vacma A couple that was arrested in Malta should be extradited to France, a magistrate ruled on Monday morning.

49-year-old Frenchman Alain Schmitt, the leader of a religious sect, and his fiancée, 42-year-old Belgian national Laurence Liegeois, were arrested in their Naxxar home on January 7, after a European arrest warrant was issued against them.