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Former Bad Boy Records rapper Loon, who now goes by Amir Junaid Muhadith, will remain behind bars in Belgium after a Grand Jury in Brussels reversed an earlier to decision to return the rapper to the U.S. to face charges for allegedly distributing heroin. According to Nieuwsblad.be, authorities in the U.S. have yet to file documents which are necessary to facilitate the extradition of the rapper and Loon is currently being held in a prison in the Belgian province of Vorst.
Loon’s lawyer, Isa Gultaslar, confirmed the courts decision but indicated that he would challenge the ruling in the country’s Court of Cassation, which is the Belgian equivalent of the Supreme Court. According to Gultaslar, he will have his argument prepared by Friday, January 13th after he consults with a Dutch colleague, as the court documents are written in Dutch, and Loon’s stateside attorney.
Loon was arrested in Brussels late in November, 2011 after he was spotted by airport authorities and held for charges that stem from over three years ago in North Carolina. According to the indictment, which was issued in May, 2011, the rapper is wanted on a charge of possession of more than a kilogram of heroin with intent to distribute.
The rapper abandoned his hip hop career after converting to Islam in 2009 and has since traveled extensively to pursue his faith. Loon spent sometime in Algeria and Saudi Arabia before branching out to other countries to share his experiences with others.