November 2015 Paris attacks

Paris attacks trial sentencing: full life jail term for Salah Abdeslam

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At the end of an almost ten-month trial in Paris of 20 men charged with taking part or helping in the November 13th 2015 terrorist attacks in the French capital, in which 130 people were murdered, a panel of judges on Wednesday found 19 of them guilty as charged, handing down sentences ranging from two years to life in prison, including a minimum jail term of 30 years for Salah Abdeslam, 32, the only surviving member of the Islamic State group cell that carried out the killings. 

Guilty verdicts for 19 accused over November 2015 Paris attacks

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At the end of the longest-ever trial in French legal history, a jury of magistrates on Wednesday found Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving member of an Islamic State group cell which murdered 130 people in a series of shooting and suicide bomb attacks in Paris in November 2015, guilty of terrorism and murder as charged, and pronounced guilty verdicts on 18 others charged with various degrees of complicity in the killings.   

Prosecutors call for 12 life sentences at closing Paris attacks trial

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In the closing days of the nine-month trial of 20 defendants accused of variously perpetrating and helping to commit the November 13th 2015 attacks in Paris which claimed the lives of 130 victims, prosecutors on Friday called for 12 to be sentenced to life imprisonment and that among them, Salah Abdeslam, the only known survivor of the Islamic State  cell, be allowed no possibility of parole.

Paris attacks suspect tells court he chose not to detonate his bomb

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Salah Abdeslam told Paris trial over the November 13, 2015 massacres that the reason he did not trigger his explosive belt was not out of cowardice or fear, but because he "just didn't want to".

Surviving Paris attacks jihadist tells court he hurt no-one

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Salah Abdeslam, 32, believed to be the only surviving member of a group of Islamic State terrorists which carried out a series of massacres in Paris on November 13th 2015, has told a Paris court that he hurt no-one in the attacks and had at the last minute decided not to detonate his explosive suicide belt. 

France marks five years since Paris attacks with silent ceremonies

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French PM and mayor of Paris attend events held at Bataclan and other sites targeted by gunmen and suicide bombers in November 2015.

French investigators wrap up probe into 2015 Paris attacks

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Probe into attacks which killed 130 in one day has led to 14 individuals being placed under formal investigation and who could now face trial.   

Belgium hands 2015 Paris attacks suspect to France

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Osama Krayem, a Swede of Syrian origin, was transferred 'for one day to the French judicial authorities on the subject of his hearing and possible indictment by the investigating judge in Paris' over the November 13th 2015 Islamic State shooting and bombing attacks in Paris, Belgian prosecutors said in a statement.

Belgium asks France to transfer Paris attacks suspect for trial

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Belgian prosecutors said Friday they have asked France to hand over Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in the November 2015 terrorist attacks in and around Paris, so that he can stand trial in Brussels in December over his alleged involvement in a March 2016 shooting attack on police in the Belgian capital.