This will inevitably be after the trial of the attacks of November 13, 2015 which is currently being held before a special Assize Court in Paris until the end of May 2022. And undoubtedly before the Belgian side of this case, which will also be examined by justice, with a series of suspects not retained in the French procedure.
Salah Abdeslam and nine other men suspected of being involved in the jihadist attacks perpetrated on March 22, 2016 in Brussels were definitively returned this Friday to the Assize Court of the Belgian capital, announced the federal prosecutor's office.
Six of these ten men are currently on trial in Paris.
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"Ten defendants referred today to the Assize Court by the indictments chamber of Brussels," tweeted Eric Van Duyse, spokesman for the federal prosecutor's office.
As planned last January, a final procedural step validated this decision, and it is no longer subject to appeal.
The trial is scheduled to begin in a year.
Ten defendants referred today to the Assize Court by the indictments chamber of Brussels in the case of the Brussels and Zaventem attacks
- Eric Van Duyse Belgian Federal Prosecutor's Office (@EricVanDuyse) September 17, 2021
Will be judged Salah Abdeslam, Osama Atar, presumed dead in Syria, Mohamed Abrini, known under the name of "man with the hat", Sofien Ayari, in prison on the day of the attacks but companion of Abdeslam and who is suspected to have participated to the organization of the attacks, Osama Krayem, Ali El Haddad Asufi, Bilal El Makhoukhi, Hervé Bayingana Muhirwa, as well as the brothers Ibrahim and Smail Farisi.
November 13, 2015: Salah Abdeslam, the petty offender from Molenbeek who became a jihadist
On March 22, 2016, a double bomb attack, at Zaventem international airport and then in the metro of the European capital, was perpetrated by the Franco-Belgian cell which had raged in Paris and Saint-Denis in November 2015. 32 people were killed and more than 340 were injured. The cell had been preparing its project for a long time, it had taken action in haste shortly after the arrest of Salah Abdeslam in Molenbeek.