Keyword: November 13th 2015 Paris terrorist attacks

Paris attacks trial: 'Do we all feel the same about the accused and jihadism? Obviously not'

By Christophe Naudin
Christophe Naudin, June 2021. © Photo Sébastien Calvet / Mediapart Christophe Naudin, June 2021. © Photo Sébastien Calvet / Mediapart

The trial of 20 individuals accused of variously perpetrating or helping to carry out the November 13th 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris continues. As part of its regular coverage of the hearings, Mediapart is publishing the first-hand reactions of seven victims of the massacres as they take part in, and follow, the court proceedings. Here, schoolteacher Christophe Naudin, who survived the shooting massacre at the Bataclan concert hall in which one of his closest friends died, reflects on the five weeks during which the civil parties have been giving evidence, and begins by recounting his own turn, last week, at taking to the witness stand.

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'We don't hate you', says sister of UK Bataclan victim at Paris trial

Zoe Alexander, sister of Nick Alexander, a 35-year-old British merchandise manager for US group Eagles of Death Metal and who died at the Bataclan Paris concert hall when members of the so-called Islamic State group attacked the venue on November 13th 2015 in a shooting massacre that left 90 dead, told the defendants at their ongoing trial in the French capital that while she and her family “deplore what you did, we don’t hate you”.

Paris attacks trial: 'I wanted to see them, to tell them all they've taken from me'

By Roman
The courtroom used for the trial relating to the Paris terrorist attacks of November 13th 2015. © Photo Sébastien Calvet / Mediapart The courtroom used for the trial relating to the Paris terrorist attacks of November 13th 2015. © Photo Sébastien Calvet / Mediapart

The trial of 20 individuals accused of variously perpetrating or helping with the carrying out of the November 13th 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris is continuing, in proceedings that are expected to last nine months. As part of its regular coverage of the trial, Mediapart is publishing the first-hand reactions and reflections of seven victims of the massacres as they follow the court proceedings. Here Roman, aged 30, who escaped alive after terrorists attacked La Belle Équipe restaurant where he was dining with friends, gives his evidence to the court about the attacks and describes the events that preceded it.

Paris attacks trial: the first-hand accounts of the victims

By Nadine Ribet Reinhart and Georges Salines
Nadine Ribet-Reinhart, whose son Valentin died in the shooting attack at the Bataclan concert hall. © Photo Sébastien Calvet / Mediapart Nadine Ribet-Reinhart, whose son Valentin died in the shooting attack at the Bataclan concert hall. © Photo Sébastien Calvet / Mediapart

The trial of 20 individuals accused of variously perpetrating or helping with the perpetration of the November 13th 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris this week entered its third week, in what is just the beginning of a legal marathon that is expected to last nine months. As part of its regular coverage of the hearings, Mediapart is publishing the first-hand reactions and reflections of seven victims of the massacres as they follow the court proceedings. Here, Nadine Ribet-Reinhart, whose 26-year-old son was among 90 people massacred at the Bataclan concert hall, and Georges Salines, who lost his 28-year-old daughter in the same attack, write about their initial experiences of a trial that has been almost six years in the making.

Paris attacks suspect tells court he is 'a soldier of Islamic State'

Salah Abdeslam is the alleged lone survivor of the IS group and is expected to be the key defendant in the Paris trial and is the only one charged with murder.

November 2015 Paris terror attacks: the opening of an extraordinary trial

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 © Photo-Illustration Sébastien Calvet / Mediapart avec Miguel Medina / AFP © Photo-Illustration Sébastien Calvet / Mediapart avec Miguel Medina / AFP

The trial relating to the deadly wave of terror attacks that struck Paris on November 13th 2015 gets under way this Wednesday September 8th. During a hearing scheduled to last nine months, the 20 defendants will be tried over their role in attacks that left 130 dead, hundreds more wounded and many grieving families. Matthieu Suc sets the scene for a trial that is exceptional both in its scale and nature.

‘You live through unimaginable events’: prosecutor François Molins on the November 2015 Paris terror attacks

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François Molins, June 2021. © Photo Sébastien Calvet / Mediapart François Molins, June 2021. © Photo Sébastien Calvet / Mediapart

The trial of 20 people accused of various roles in the series of terrorist attacks in Paris during the evening of November 13th 2015, which claimed the lives of 130 people and wounded more than 400 others, opens on Wednesday. In this interview with Mediapart's Matthieu Suc, the public prosecutor then in charge of the investigations, François Molins, recalls the night of the attacks, the aftermath and distress for victims’ families, and reflects on the successes and failures of France’s efforts to counter terrorism.

Trial of November 2015 Paris attacks accused to open on Wednesday

The trial of 20 defendants accused of carrying out, planning or aiding the November 13th 2015 Paris terrorist attacks which left 130 people dead and more than 490 wounded will open on Wednesday in the French capital and is expected to last nine months.