Overseas Network, December 22. According to CNN and other media reports, on December 21, the Supreme Court of Nepal ordered the release of the notorious French serial killer Charles Sobhraj (Charles Sobhraj) from prison on the same day. The “Viper” man has committed multiple crimes in at least 10 countries.
Sopelaj, 78, is serving life in a prison on the outskirts of Kathmandu after serving a life sentence in Nepal for killing two tourists in 1975. The Nepali court said the decision was based on Sopelaj’s age and health and asked him to be deported within 15 days.
Sopelaj was first arrested and imprisoned in Paris in 1963 for burglary. He was subsequently charged with crimes in France, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Thailand, and Malaysia, killing more than 20 young Western tourists.
Sopelaj’s biographer said the man had confessed to at least 12 killings between 1972 and 1976 and suggested there were many more victims. Many of the murders he is suspected of committing remain unsolved, and the true number of victims is unknown.