This is the sentence that is rarely pronounced in France. On June 29, 2022, Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving member of the commando behind the November 13, 2015 attacks in Paris, was recently sentenced to life imprisonment. This condemnation will not happen in accordance with justice “, according to Me Martin Vettes, one of the defendant’s attorneys.
Asked this June 30 on French radio France Inter, the lawyer wondered Thursday about the meaning of this sentence, the heaviest given in the penal code.
“Where this decision in my view is not in line with justice is that Salah Abdeslam received the same sentence as Oussama Atar. (thought to sponsor the attacks, editor’s note) who was condemned on the same terms “, blames Me Martin Vettes, one of his lawyers, at France Inter. Salah Abdeslam did not go to the direct killing of civilians. The man dropped his blast belt.
Salah Abdeslam was killed “puli”. “The punishment is not heavy, it’s fair”indirectly responded the chief of the national anti-terrorist prosecution (Pnat), Jean-François Ricard, asked by French radio Information on France.
Six immutable life sentences
Salah Abdeslam | therefore received an incompressible life sentence. It is a sentence of life imprisonment, combined with a period of security that prevents any change in sentence. This security period is 30 years, the longest possible. After this time, the convict may benefit from a review of his sentence. Five cases have been filed against Salah Abdeslam. First of all, “ involvement in a criminal terrorist conspiracy “, then” Organized killings in connection with a terrorist business »,« attempted murder of an organized gang, in connection with a terrorist business, “” I dokidnappings, without voluntary release before the seventh day, by an organized gang and in connection with a terrorist business “ug” attempted murder of people holding public authority, of an organized gang, in connection with a terrorist business. »
there ” Salah Abdeslam’s guilt as co-perpetrator was supported while the court found that all the targets were just one crime scene “, specified president Jean-Louis Périès in his deliberation.
He was charged with five counts by Osama Atar, ” amir Belgian in the Islamic State, incl leadership of a terrorist organization. “Unya” complicity in the killings of an organized gang, in connection with a terrorist business »,« complicity in the attempted murder of an organized gang, in connection with a terrorist business »,« conspiracy to kidnap, without voluntary release before the seventh day, of an organized gang and in connection with a terrorist business “ug” complicity in the attempted murder of persons holding public authority, of an organized gang, in connection with a terrorist business.The court recognized him as “ the brain attacks “.
The two French brothers Fabien Clain and Jean Michel Clain, believed to be dead in Syria, was also sentenced to life imprisonment. They are charged with four offenses, such as those filed by Osama Atar, listed above, in addition to operating a terrorist organization. The two brothers are voice of the attacks: Fabien Clain is the one reading the press release claiming the Islamic State attacks, against the backdrop of Jean-Michel Clain’s religious songs. This role is considered important in spreading and raising terror and attracting new fighters by assize court.
Ahmad Alkhald | and Obeida Aref Dibo were the last two defendants to be sentenced to irreducible life imprisonment. Ahmad Alkhald, alias Syrian Omar Darif, was the chief artificer of the jihadist cell and was sent to Belgium in “ advise cell members to make »Fireworks belts. Obeida Aref Dibo is another ” military executive from the Syrian Islamic State. Both are believed to have been killed in the Western strike in Syria. As a result, Salah Abdeslam was the only one to be sentenced to life imprisonment.
What are the other penalties imposed?
14 other sentences were pronounced during the trial. In accordance with the requirements, the court sentenced to life imprisonment with a security sentence of 22 years. Mohammad Arbini |“ the man in the hat who fled during the Brussels attacks in March 2016. The 37-year-old Belgian has “ participated “in preparations and” cannot claim that he is ignorant of the methods of attacks or of targets “, ruled the court. He was charged with five counts, the same as the case filed against Osama Atar, except the first, which became” involvement in a criminal terrorist conspiracy. The accused admitted in court that he intended for Nov. 13, but the court ruled that it “ apparently stopped at the last minute. »
Mohammad Bakkali |, on the other hand, was sentenced to 30 years in prison with two-thirds of the security period, while the prosecution requested a life sentence against him. He was charged in the same cases as Mohamed Arbini. Belgian-Moroccan silent during the trial “ plays an important role in the logistics of attacks by renting hideouts and finding weapons. She is fine ” partner in crime “Attack, judge the court.
Sofien Ayari and Osama Krayem are the other defendants who are on trial, sentenced to 30 years in prison, with a security period of two-thirds in connection with the attacks in which they have ” accurate knowledge “. Pnat demands perpetuity against them. These two” warriors in the Islamic State there is left Syria with false papers “and there is” accepted the mission of violent action in Europe “. According to the prosecution, they were to carry out an attack on Amsterdam airport on November 13, 2015. They“ at least conduct scouting “That day, the court said their decision. Ahmad Dahmani |, a very close friend of Salah Abdeslam also received a 30-year sentence with two-thirds of the security period. He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit attacks for finding hideouts and explosives. On November 14, 2015, he fled Turkey. In 2016, he was sentenced to ten years in prison and is still detained there.
Other sentences imposed ranged from 18 years in prison with two-thirds of the security period, to Adel Haddad and muhammad usmanto two years imprisonment for Farid Kharkach. For the latter, the court recognized that he provided false papers for the jihadist cell, but ” no element did not prove that he knew what they were going to use, where the terrorist’s qualification was not maintained. Ali El Haddad Asufi“ close friend since high school the chief logistician of the attacks Ibrahim El Bakraroui was sentenced to 10 years in prison with two-thirds of the security period, while the prosecution requested 16.
Yassine Atar, younger brother of the perpetrator of the attacks, was sentenced to 8 years in prison with two-thirds security. ” Lots of testimonials “confirm a specific” radicalization “of one who maintains” multiple contacts “With members of the cell of key moments, justified the president. During the hearing, he repeatedly maintained his innocence. Salah Abdeslam’s driver in Paris on the night of November 13 to 14, 2015 Mohammad Amri | is currently sentenced to eight years in prison. Ali Oulkadi, convicted of helping Salah Abdeslam start his run and without reprimanding him was sentenced to five years in prison, two of which were suspended. Hamza Attou, the youngest of the defendants, aged 28, was sentenced to a queue of years in prison, two of whom were suspended. In the end, Abdallah Chouaa |friend of Mohamed Abrini, sentenced to four years, three of whom were suspended.