French serial killer Charles Sobhraj leaves Kathmandu district court in Nepal in 2011. On Wednesday he was ordered to be released because of poor health and good behaviour. Photo: Reuters
French serial killer Charles Sobhraj leaves Kathmandu district court in Nepal in 2011. On Wednesday he was ordered to be released because of poor health and good behaviour. Photo: Reuters
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‘The Serpent’: French serial killer Charles Sobhraj to leave Nepal prison a year before completing 20-year sentence

  • Sobhraj, 78, is believed to have killed at least 20 tourists in Afghanistan, India, Thailand, Turkey, Nepal, Iran and Hong Kong during the 1970s and 1980s
  • Last year the BBC and Netflix jointly produced a TV series dramatising his crimes called The Serpent. Sobhraj’s lawyer said he could be released by Thursday

French serial killer Charles Sobhraj leaves Kathmandu district court in Nepal in 2011. On Wednesday he was ordered to be released because of poor health and good behaviour. Photo: Reuters
French serial killer Charles Sobhraj leaves Kathmandu district court in Nepal in 2011. On Wednesday he was ordered to be released because of poor health and good behaviour. Photo: Reuters
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