Paris terror trial

Paris terror trial: 'I stopped following the proceedings and fear I'll regret it'

France — Chronicle

The trial of 20 individuals variously accused of perpetrating or helping to carry out the November 13th 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, in which 130 people died, is due to end this coming week with verdicts expected on Wednesday June 29th. Throughout the trial, which began in September 2021, Mediapart has been publishing first-hand reactions from seven victims of the massacres as they have taken part in, and followed, 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, describes his emotions as the trial comes to a close and reveals how for a long period he stopped following news of the proceedings.

Passionate defence of Abdeslam as Paris terror trial approaches end

France — Link

The two lawyers representing Salah Abdeslam, the sole survivor of the terrorist group which caused the deaths of 132 people in the November 2015 massacres, urged court not to impose life imprisonment; the verdicts are due on June 29th.

A ‘truth commission’: Paris terror trial grips France

France — Link

Former president François Hollande appears as witness in a hearing serving as a cathartic moment for the country.