Lawsuit ’sole survivor’ Abdeslam start in Brussels

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BRUSSELS – The Belgian lawsuit against terreurverdachte Salah Abdeslam going Monday to start. The court in Brussels has a week will be devoted to the process about a shooting in the Brussels municipality of Vorst.

The 28-year-old Frenchman is already more than 2.5 years in a jail in Paris. During the process, he transferred to a high-security prison near Lille, and each day of his trial to Brussels and back again.

Sole survivor

Abdeslam is regarded as the only surviving terrorist from the attacks in Paris on 13 november 2015 130 deaths. Are bomgordel would not have been triggered. For the French lawsuit is still no date set.

The most wanted man in Europe was found after the attacks in Paris and hide out in the Brussels municipality of Molenbeek, where he grew up with his older brother, Brahim, who himself blown up in the French capital.

In the shooting in Frost on march 15, 2016 wanted a Belgian-French police team to a place in the Driesstraat search, in which the agents unexpectedly were shot. Three of them were injured. A politiescherpschutter lap then the Algerian terrorist Mohamed Belkaïd (35) death, but Abdeslam managed to escape.

He was three days later arrested in Molenbeek. Four days later, on 22 march, was the deadly attacks in Brussels, possibly accelerated because of the arrest. The Public Prosecutor does not exclude that Abdeslam in the same network sat.

In the house in Frost, there was a third man present. This Sofien Ayari from Tunisia (24) is also available. Both,assassination in a terrorist context” charged with and can therefor to forty years imprisonment. The trial was previously postponed because Abdeslams lawyer Sven Mary time needed for the file to study.

The session starts at 08.45 hours.

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