Tahiti inmate wants jailing with French jihadists

10:25 am on 14 September 2018

French Polynesia's inmate seen as the highest security risk says he wants to be transferred to a French prison holding jihadists.

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Photo: RNZ/Claire Eastham-Farrelly

The 29-year-old man was in court on 11 charges related to his violent behaviour in jail this year.

He was given another eight-month sentence for assaulting corrections staff, making death threats to the prison administration and destroying the furniture in his cell.

Reports say in court the inmate refused to recognise the judges' authority and declined to answer questions.

The man, who has had 20 convictions, has been classified as the highest risk to security.