– The government is cracking down on the “lies” of those accused in the 2015 attacks
In the wake of the November 13, 2015 attacks investigation, the National Anti-Terrorism Attorney’s Office began its indictment on Wednesday, which will last three days.
Nine months after the unprecedented start of the investigation, the Office of the National Counter-Terrorism Attorney (Pnat) opened in Paris on Wednesday, November 13, 2015 to reconstruct its claims regarding the jihadist attacks “piece by piece.” Suppression of attacks and suppression of “lies” of the accused.
The three-voice indictment, which was scheduled to last fifteen hours and three days, opened with an introductory note reminiscent of the catastrophic attack on the territory “in the lives of all French people” and aroused more than 130. Died in the inner suburbs of Paris and Saint-Denis.
Faced with the facts of this “exceptional drama” and “part of history”, it was a “normal trial” that took place before the Special Aid Court in Paris on September 8, although Advocate General Camille Hennettier recalls.
Is it possible to have long months of discussions to understand why the “young French, the Belgians, the Iraqis” sowed death in the State de France, the hotel terraces and the Pataclon concert hall? “The truth does not always come out of the trial, but the judiciary is the truth,” the magistrate warned. A representative of Pnat acknowledged that the Titanic file lacked “gray areas”.
But the accused said, “There is an answer to all these questions that haunt us, and this answer is in the box.” The sacred tone of the first few minutes of the indictment was to prove the responsibility of these attacks on the 20 accused, to prove the responsibility of the six men interrogated in their absence, to push back to the point presented by the soldiers, which quickly became systematic and sometimes dry. Defendants and their defense.
Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving member of the jihadist commandos who started with the most important of them and sowed terror on November 13, 2015. Several months before the attacks, Nicholas Le Pris said with thunder that “blood was going to flow”. One of the three Advocate Generals is carrying the voice of indictment.
The magistrate overcame the “balance number” he was involved in when the 32-year-old Frenchman faced his odds during the debate. He recalled that Salah Abdeslam had initially said that there was never a real “desire” to go to war in Syria, and a few weeks later he said the opposite. The General Adviser pointed out that “we do not believe in this myth” regarding the return trips of members of the commandos to Europe, which Salah Abdeslam has described as a “humanitarian mission”.
During the first day of the trial, he was prosecuted for his alleged involvement in the planned attacks by the Islamic State (IS) organization in Syria and for linking the “identified 33 terrorists” of the jihadist cell that attacked Brussels on March 22. 2016.
“Islamic State Journey”
The public prosecutor focused particularly on the atmosphere that prevailed in the Brussels district of Molenbeek seven years ago, where the “historical pool of jihad recruitment” that many defendants grew up with. And especially in the Café des Béguines run by the Abdeslam brothers. To the Pnat, despite their denials, the accused could not ignore the “Islamic State journey” that gradually settled there.
Nicolas Braconnay, another representative of the Pnat, returned to the course of Oussama Atar, a supporter of the attacks. This “jihadist” is considered dead in the Iraqi-Syrian region, and by default he is the only “link” between all the members of the cell in which he is the “leader.”
The Advocate General underlined that “he is responsible for recruiting in Europe, selecting targets and projecting commandos”. According to his younger brother Yassin Athar, who stands alone for the “energy” in the box to free himself from a “complicated” adult, he is not a simple “alternative culprit”. , Noted Nicholas Broconne.
The trial is set to return to the organization of the attacks on Thursday, “Dream of November 13” and its aftermath. The Advocates General will seek sentences on Friday against 20 defendants. 12 of them have been sentenced to life imprisonment. Defensive arguments will begin Monday. Defendants will have the last word on June 27, two days before the expected verdict.