Salah Abdeslam

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.

2015 Paris attacks accused offers 'condolences' to victims

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Salah Abdeslam, 32, on trial in Paris along with 19 others over the shooting and suicide bombing attacks in and around the French capital in November 2015 by an Islamic State cell, which claimed the lives of 130 people, on Friday told the court that he wished 'to express my condolences and offer an apology to all the victims'.

Paris attacks accused tells trial he backed out of suicide bombing

France — Link

Salah Abdeslam, 32, the only surviving member of an Islamic State cell that murdered 130 people in suicide bombings and shootingsin and around the French capital in November 2015, has told a Paris court that he backed out at the last minute from committing a suicide bombing in a café.  

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

France — Link

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. 

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

France — Link

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


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.

The spies left out in the cold: the Brexit dilemma for Europe’s intelligence community

International — Investigation

The British and French intelligence agencies are deeply concerned that their close bilateral cooperation, notably on counter-terrorism activity, remains intact after the UK leaves the European Union. But they are fearful of the consequences, especially in the case of a hard Brexit, when, the EU warns, “The UK will be disconnected from all EU networks, information systems and databases” concerned with police and judicial cooperation. Matthieu Suc reports.

Paris attacks suspect goes on trial in Belgium over shootout

France — Link

Armed police to guard court for trial of Salah Abdeslam over March 2016 shootout; he is due to face trial in France for 2015 attacks at later date.

Belgium postpones trial of Paris attacks suspect to February

International — Link

Salah Abdeslam, detained in France for his suspected role in the November 13th 2015 Paris terrorist attacks which left 130 people dead and hundreds more wounded, was due to stand trial this week in Brussels in a separate case in whicjh he is charged with the attempted murder of Belgian police officers.

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. 

Paris attacks suspect to be tried in Belgium for wounding police

International — Link

French national Salah Abdeslam, 27, currently in preventive detention in a prison near Paris over his alleged role in the gun and suicide bombing attacks in and around Paris on November 13th 2015 which left 130 people dead, has been ordered to stand trial in Belgium over the wounding of police officers in a raid on his hideout in Brussels in March 2016.

Lawyers quit defence of November 2015 Paris attacks suspect

France — Link

The French and Belgian lawyers defending Salah Abdeslam said they have dropped the case because the last surviving suspect of the attacks that left 130 people dead continues to refuse to answer questions in a protest at his detention conditions.

Paris court rejects November attacks suspect's surveillance demand

France — Link

A French court dismisses Salah Abdeslam's request that 24/24 video surveillance of his cell is halted on grounds of invasion of privacy.

Paris attacks suspect refuses to speak to French judges

France — Link

Salah Abdeslam invoked right to silence before investigating magistrates as lawyer says his client 'can't tolerate' 24-hour surveillance in cell.