Belgian lawyers Sven Mary and Romain Delcoigne, who defend Salah Abdeslam, attend the second day of the trial of Salah Abdeslam and Sofien Ayari at Brussels Palace of Justice, Belgium, February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Abdeslam, who was transferred to France following his arrest, was brought to Brussels from a jail near Paris under heavy security for the trial Monday.Mary added that the holding of the trial, with a large media presence in court, meant the public had confused the case with bombing attacks that killed 32 people in Brussels in 2016 and Abdeslam's suspected involvement in the Paris attacks.Mary initially represented Abdeslam after his arrest in Brussels, which happened three days after the gunbattle, but then dropped the former bar owner because of his attitude.However Mary then took Abdeslam back on as a client ahead of the trial and managed to delay the hearings from December last year to have more time to prepare.The Belgian trial is a prelude to a bigger one that Abdeslam will face in France at a later date over the Nov. 13, 2015, attacks in Paris claimed by Daesh, in which 130 people were killed.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE