This Friday, July 3 in the middle of the morning, the public prosecutor demanded life imprisonment against Tyler Vilus. This 30-year-old man, a figure of French jihadism, appears before the Special Assize Court in Paris for crimes that were allegedly committed in Syria between 2013 and 2015. He is the son of "Mamie Djihad", sentenced to 10 years of prison on appeal in 2018.
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The closing arguments of the Advocate General spanned two days. An exceptional situation linked to magistrate health problems. Thursday afternoon, the latter had to stop for the first time after less than half an hour of requisitions, tried to resume the thread of his words after a break, then had to give up. His indictment resumed this Friday morning.
A heartbreaking scene
Intelligence investigators and the Advocate General portrayed a "multifaceted jihadist", both " IS recruiter" , "combatant" and "police member" , of a "Emir" feared and respected, whose presence is "attested" in different theaters of combat, massacres or summary executions. He notably appeared in 2015 on the video of a double execution, without being the executioner.
The trial of Tyler Vilus, which began on June 25 and ends on Friday, July 3, was marked by a heartbreaking scene. Tuesday, June 30, the mother of the second wife of the accused was called to testify. “I would like to know where my daughter is. Since 2017, I haven't had any news, ” she said. "Your daughter would have died in 2017 in a bombing attack in Mosul, as well as her child," replied the president. The mother broke down in tears.