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Salah Abdeslam clears several of his co-defendants during the trial of the November 13 attacks – RT en français

During the second day of the trial of the attacks of November 13, the only terrorist of the commando who struck France still alive assured that some of his co-defendants had “rendered him services when they knew nothing at all”.

Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving member of the commandos who struck France on November 13, 2015, spoke again on September 9 to clear three of his co-defendants, at the start of the second day of the trial for these attacks in Paris.

“They rendered me services when they knew nothing at all” about possible responsibilities in the attacks of November 13, proclaimed Salah Abdeslam, citing Mohammed Amri, Hamza Attou and Ali Oulkali, three of his relatives. in Brussels having helped him during his run after the attacks. “They did nothing,” he added, before his microphone was cut off by the president of the special assize court, Jean-Louis Périès, who then suspended the hearing.

The hearing suspended after the untimely speeches of Salah Abdeslam

Salah Abdeslam had started to speak, as soon as the hearing resumed, while a legal debate was underway on the admissibility of certain civil parties.

That of legal persons such as the municipalities of Paris and Saint-Denis, as well as certain establishments hit by the attacks, including the Bataclan and the bistro La Bellequipe, is contested by the public prosecutor.

“Are the victims that there were in Syria and Iraq, will they be able to speak?”, Vituperated Salah Abdeslam, dark hair combed back, wearing a white sweater with stripes of colors. “In principle, one is presumed innocent before being tried […] even if I do not endorse your justice, ”he said.

“We leave the debate, Mr. Abdeslam”, cut it for the first time the president of the court. “Don’t be selfish, sir,” retorted the 31-year-old defendant, “there are other people here who want to listen to me.”

“You have had five years to explain yourself, you did not wish to make statements as is your right. I have now understood that you want to do it, and that is very good, but this is not the time, ”said Jean-Louis Périès, before suspending the hearing.

The first day of this historic trial, which is to last nine months, had already been marked by several scandals by the main accused. Twenty people in total appear before the special hearings, six of them by default.

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