16 Jul 2019

High-risk Tahiti inmate moves to French jail

1:11 pm on 16 July 2019

A man who's been classified as a top security risk in French Polynesia will be transferred to France.

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Photo: Flickr / David Zoppo

The 30-year-old is being held in isolation at a Tahiti prison, where he's been clamouring to be sent to a French prison holding jihadists.

His 20 convictions include attacking a prison guard with a knife, assaulting corrections staff, making death threats, and destroying furniture. .

Corrections staff are expected to discuss details of the transfer with the French justice minister Nicole Belloubet, who will visit Tahiti this week.