Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Attacks in Paris : Salah Abdeslam heard by the judges – The Point

very many items are still to be clarified concerning its involvement in the attacks of 13 November, but for the time being, the judges have not been able to speak with Salah Abdeslam. The only member still alive of the commandos of the attacks on the 13 November 2015, Salah Abdeslam, was retrieved Tuesday morning from his prison in order to be heard by judges of counter-terrorism, according to sources close to the investigation. It has been taken out of his cell at Fleury-Mérogis (south of Paris) in the early morning and his convoy, under maximum monitoring, is party to 7 hours for the palace of justice of Paris, according to one of these sources. Since his transfer from Belgium to France on April 27, the suspect-key attacks in Paris and Saint-De nis, which were 130 dead, keep silence.

in Mid-October, his lawyers, the French Frank Berton, and the Belgian Sven Mary, had given up to defend it, having ” the conviction that it would not “. According to them, the conditions of detention of their former client, placed in isolation and under video surveillance 24h/24, explain its silence in the face of the judges. Salah Abdeslam, 27 years old, has not, to date, not taken from a lawyer, according to a source close to the folder.

Arrested in Belgium

The shadows still surround its exact role on the night of the attacks. After being ferried by car to the three suicide bombers at the Stade de France, he parked in the 18th district of Paris, seems to have wandered during the night, before being exfiltré by two friends came to fetch him from Belgium. He dropped an explosive belt, suggesting that it too should lead a attack-suicide while his accomplices caused death on café terraces or at the Bataclan. He had been arrested on 18 march in the brussels commune of Molenbeek after four months on the run.

Close to the Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the coordinator alleged attacks, Abdeslam was also a logistician, November 13, renting of vehicles and safe houses in the paris region, purchasing triggers at a distance and a component of the TATP. He finally had a “central role” in the constitution of the commandos, according to the investigators, who ferried through Europe ten jihadists from the areas of fighting in iraqi-syrian and for the most part suspected of being involved in the killing of Paris and of Brussels of 22 march, according to a note of the information services of the Hungarian and of the elements of the investigation of the French judges.


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