Luxembourg seeks convicted killer set free by Spain
Luxembourg has issued an international arrest warrant for convicted killer Jean-Marc Sirichai Kiesch, who was caught in Spain last year after being on the run for 16 years - only to be then set free by a Spanish judge on Friday.
In 2000, the Grand Duchy sentenced Kiesch to a 20 year jail sentence for the manslaughter of a 69-year old woman in Eppeldorf.
But the young man went into hiding while on detention leave in 2004 and was arrested in Spain - in the Punta Umbria seaside resort just 40 kilometres east of the Portuguese border - only last year.
"I can confirm to you that the Luxembourg judiciary has decided to issue a new European and international arrest warrant for Mr Kiesch", Henri Eippers, spokesman for Luxembourg's prosecution said in an email on Wednesday.
Spain initially refused to surrender Kiesch to Luxembourg. A court in Spain last week ruled to not enforce the remaining 3,275 days of his sentence because Kiesch had been a minor at the time of the crime.
In Luxembourg, minors aged 16 and over can be prosecuted and convicted under adult criminal law.
(Additional reporting by Steve Remesch)