Começa o julgamentos dos acusados dos ataques de Paris em 2015 terror attacks
September 8, 2021 -
Há vinte homens acusados dos ataques de 2015 do autodesignado
Estado Islâmico em Paris que matou 130 pessoas e feriu centenas
de outras – a pior atrocidade em França no pós-guerra. O julgamento começou na quarta-feira num enorme salão de Paris concebido especialmente.
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.