A little less than six years after the day of the attacks, the trial for the attacks of November 13, 2015 in Paris in which 130 people died and hundreds were injured, opens today before the Special Assize Court of Paris. Twenty accused at the stand, 1730 representatives of the civil parties, 330 lawyers involved, in what is described as the largest trial ever managed by French justice. When asked about the opening of the case, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, hoped that the accused Salah Abdeslam, the only survivor among the members of the commandos who sowed terror in the city, could talk about the conduct of the attacks. “Perhaps Abdeslam will speak”, he said on France Inter explaining that information provided by the accused “could help the services and the Ministry of the Interior”. Speaking of the terrorism risk in the country, the minister stressed that “the terrorist threat is particularly high”. . “And of course in moments such as that of the trial for the attacks, the threat is even greater”. The thwarted attacks, he then announced, were 36, 14 of which since the beginning of Emmanuel Macron’s mandate.
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