After a first false start at the beginning of the month, the trial of the November 13 attacks will again be suspended for a week, following the contamination of a new defendant with Covid-19, Ali El Haddad Asufi, indicates his lawyer at
The trial is thus stopped until January 25, according to concordant sources at AFP.
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During the hearing before the specially composed assize court on Friday, this 36-year-old Belgian-Moroccan presented symptoms of Covid-19.
After carrying out a test, it was confirmed that the latter, not vaccinated, had been contaminated.
Mr. El Hadad has always wanted to attend the hearing, so it is not possible that the hearing will be held without him
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his lawyer, Me Martin Méchin.
Consequently, the President decided to suspend the debates until Tuesday, January 25.
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He is the second accused in the trial of the November 13 attacks to test positive.
On December 27, Salah Abdeslam tested positive for Covid-19, postponing the resumption of the trial by three days.
Ali El Haddad Asufi is accused of having participated in the supply of weapons to the terrorist commando.
In regular contact with members of the Franco-Belgian jihadist cell, he has been in pre-trial detention since his arrest in June 2019.