The Sole living suspect of 2015 Paris attack,Abdeslam, to go to trial for gunfight in Brussels
Feb 5, Warsaw: The sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris terror attacks, Salah Abdeslam, is due to go on trial today, amid tight security in Belgium on charges not related to the Paris attack.
According to reports the charges he faces are related to a gun fight with the local authorities in Belgium.
Among the attackers was Abdeslam's brother, Brahim, who died in a suicide blast outside a cafe. French prosecutors believe Abdeslam, 28, also played a key role in the attacks but he has refused to co-operate with investigators.
In the trial, Abdeslam and suspected accomplice Sofian Ayari, 24, face charges of possessing illegal weapons and the attempted murder of police officers in a terrorist context.The men allegedly fought a gun battle with officers who raided the flat where they were holed up in the Belgian capital.
If found guilty they face up to 40 years in prison. Abdeslam, a French citizen born to Moroccan parents in Brussels, has been held at a jail near Paris. Reports say he has left the prison for Brussels under armed guard.
The Oslo Times International News Network