After spending about a month in a Turkish prison, the 26-year-old man suspected of carrying out the attempted assassination of anti-Islam author Lars Hedegaard has revealed his identity and said he wants to be extradited to Denmark, according to his Danish lawyer, Thorkild Høyer.
The man, who is of Lebanese descent, denied he was who the police say he was and said he had never been to Denmark when he was arrested at an airport in Istanbul on April 25.
"I received a fax from him admitting who he was and that he wanted to be extradited," Høyer told TV2 News. "I haven't had an opportunity to speak to him yet. In Turkey you can only visit every six months if you are a foreign lawyer."