Published on: 06/28/2022 – 17:48 After ten months of hearing of an extraordinary trial, the decision of the special assize court of Paris is expected on Wednesday evening. The 14 defendants present and six others tried in their absence for their involvement in the attacks of November 13, 2015 will know the sentences pronounced against them. The most severe – incompressible life imprisonment – was required against Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving member of the commandos who caused the death of 130 people. The proceedings ended Monday, June 27 at the trial of the November 13 attacks and after ten months of hearing, all the parties are suspended from the decision of the special assize court of Paris, expected Wednesday evening. Since Monday, the five professional magistrates who make up the court and their four deputies are confined, without the possibility of leaving, in a “secure” barracks in the Paris region. responsibility of the accused “in the sincerity of their conscience” and on the charges against each of them. “The law only asks them this single question, which contains the full measure of their duties: ‘Do you have an intimate conviction?'”, recalled President Jean-Louis Périès. The judges will not join the Paris Courthouse until Wednesday to announce their fate to the fourteen defendants present at the trial. “The hearing will normally resume on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 from 5 p.m.,” announced Jean-Louis Périès. are judged in their absence – of this river trial, the longest in French post-war judicial history. The most severe sentence provided for by French law, incompressible life imprisonment, which makes the possibility of a release, was claimed against Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving member of the commandos who caused the death of 130 people in Paris and Saint-Denis on November 13, 2015. “I am not a assassin” Last to speak in court on Monday, Salah Abdeslam reminded the judges that it was “with the sword of the prosecution on his neck” that he spoke. “Public opinion says that I was on the terraces with a Kalashnikov to shoot people. Public opinion thinks that I was at the Bataclan and that I killed people. You know the truth is out there. ‘opposed,’ said the 32-year-old Frenchman calmly. ‘I’ve made mistakes, it’s true, but I’m not an assassin, I’m not a killer. If you condemn me for assassinations, you will commit an injustice”, he launched. Already on Friday, his lawyers, My Olivia Ronen and Martin Vettes, had rebelled against “excessive” requisitions. How to condemn on the same scale “the executing deserter at the end of the chain” and “the brain of the attacks”, had pointed out in particular Olivia Ronen. Call for the defense to resist “fear” The Pnat also requested incompressible life imprisonment against the sponsor of the attacks, the Belgian Oussama Atar, tried in his absence and probably dead in the Iraqi-Syrian zone. In total, the prosecution requested sentences ranging from five years to life imprisonment. For two weeks during their closing arguments, defense lawyers urged the court to resist “fear” and not respond to a mass crime whose main perpetrators died by rendering “exceptional” justice.” If in the name of the emotion aroused by these crimes, we come to condemn the assassin, the accomplice of preparatory acts, the rental company of cars and houses, then it will be necessary to admit that the rule of law has melted under the shock and that all that remains is a decor of pasteboard”, had said in particular Me Orly Rezlan, the lawyer of Mohamed Bakkali – against whom life imprisonment with 22 years of security was requested. With AFP
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