Inicia en Francia juicio por ataques terroristas de 2015
September 8, 2021 - Veinte hombres acusados de tomar parte en los ataques del grupollamado Estado Islámico que mataron a 130 personas y lesionaron a cientos en París en 2015 van a juicio en la capital francesa. El proceso inició el miércoles en un enorme tribunal diseñada especialmente en París.
Nine gunmen and suicide bombers struck within minutes of each other at the national soccer stadium, the Bataclan concert hall and restaurants and cafes on Nov. 13, 2015.
The lone survivor of the extremist cell from that night is among those being tried for the deadliest attack in France since World War II. The same IS network went on to strike Brussels months later, killing another 32 people.
Twenty men are charged, but only 14 are appearing at court. Chief among them is Salah Abdeslam, who ditched his car and a malfunctioning suicide vest and ultimately fled to a hideout in his hometown of Brussels. Five of the six men being tried in absentia are presumed dead; the whereabouts of one man is unknown.
Most of the defendants face the maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted of complicity in the attacks. Only Abdeslam is charged with murder.