Those who watched the miniseries The snake on Netflix will recognize it. Charles Sobhraj, alias Le Serpent, was released on Thursday, December 22, 2022. Imprisoned in the Himalayan republic since 2003, this French serial killer is preparing to return to France…
Fans of the miniseries The snake on Netflix know the story of Charles Sobhraj. Settled in Bangkok in the 1970s, this French serial killer, better known by the pseudonym Le Serpent, befriended Western tourists before drugging them, robbing them and then murdering them.
Implicated in around 20 murders in Thailand, Nepal and India in the same years, he was arrested in 1976 and spent 21 years behind bars. Upon his release in the late 1990s, he moved to Nepal where he was again arrested. He was eventually sentenced to life the following year of his arrest.
If Charles Sobhraj was sentenced to life imprisonment and imprisoned in the Himalayan republic since 2003, he was released on Thursday, December 22, 2022 by decision of the highest court in Nepal.
According to AFP, the 78-year-old man today was released for health reasons, as he has to undergo heart surgery. “To keep him continuously in prison is not in accordance with the human rights of the prisoner” announced the verdict. According to Nepalese law, any bedridden prisoner who has already served three quarters of his sentence can be released.
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