Joran van der Sloot, a key suspect, in the unresolved case of 2005, where American student Natalee Holloway disappeared, is being shifted to a jail near Lima, Peru. The transfer comes prior to Sloot’s pending extradition to the US. Sloot will be facing charges linked to Natalee Holloway’s disappearance.

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Joran van der Sloot is currently serving 28-year jail time for the murder of a woman in Peru. The government of Peru authorized his extradition in May. The INPE (National Penitentiary Institute) released a statement on Saturday, which reads, “In the coming days, the INPE (National Penitentiary Institute) will hand over the condemned man to Interpol Peru with the goal of handing him over to U.S. authorities from the FBI.”

The lawyer of Joran van der Sloot, Maximo Altez said the transfer procedures are done and his client is given a medical exam. Altez added that his client will be transferred on Tuesday.

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Van der Sloot will be facing trial for extortion and wire fraud charges connected to the Natalee Holloway case. He has agreed to be transferred to the US. Altez in a statement said his client has agreed to transfer because is jailed in the worst prison, referring to Challapalca prison.

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He added that his client is being extradited to the US for just one year to face a legal hearing as per the treaty between the US and Peru. However, Sloot has denied the charges of extortion and fraud in the case.

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Natalee Holloway was 18 years old when she went on a trip with her friends to the Caribbean Island of Aruba. She went missing after she went to a nightclub with her friends. She was last seen with Joran van der Sloot leaving the club together.