A French serial killer known as the Snake, convicted of several murders of tourists in Asia in the 1970s, has returned to France after being released from prison in Nepal.
78-year-old Charles Sobrage was acquitted by a court decision that took into account his age and good character.
He was deported and extradited to France on Friday and banned from returning to Nepal for about 10 years.
He spent 19 years in prison in Nepal for the murders of two Americans in 1975, although he was not convicted of the murders until 2003.
Meanwhile, he was linked to more than 20 murders between 1972 and 1982, when the victims were drugged, hanged, beaten or burned.
During his life, he stayed in prisons in different countries and could commit many crimes.