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Charles Sobhraj has been released from Kathmandu's Central Jail in Nepal after serving most of his 20-year life sentence.
He murdered two American and Canadian backpackers.
Charles Sobhraj, sentenced to life in prison, was ordered to be released by Nepal's Supreme Court due to his poor health and good behavior, and he has served most of his sentence.
Life sentences in Nepal are for 20 years.
Sobhraj is suspected of committing at least 20 to 30 murders and rapes in several countries in the 1970s but was only convicted in Nepal in 2004.
Sobhraj gained notoriety under the nickname "The Serpent" due to his ability to disguise himself and escape capture.
Sobhraj plans to take advantage of his fame by sharing his story and has reportedly approached Richard Branson and Mackenzie Scott to bankroll a movie about his life.
Sobhraj's attorney, Gopal Siwakoti Chitan, stated that the immigration department must request travel documents from the French embassy in Nepal.
Flying from the country may take some time due to the Christmas holiday.
Sobhraj had already served over 75% of his sentence and was eligible for release, according to court documents.
Sobhraj was held in Tihar prison in New Delhi for two decades on suspicion of theft before being deported to France without charge in 1997.
Sobhraj has claimed innocence but plans to monetize his notoriety by sharing his story and potentially making a movie about his life.