Salah Abdeslam, who is the sole survivor of the attacks which shocked the whole world, is among the names on trial. Abdeslam, who was in the section for the defendants surrounded by the gendarmerie, responded to the judge’s request to clearly declare his identity, by testifying. Asked about his profession, he said he “had stopped working to become an Daesh militant”. Abdeslam declined to name his parents, saying, “They have nothing to do with this story.
20 people are on trial in connection with the case. While the file comprises 542 volumes, the number of plaintiffs is approximately 1,800. The number of lawyers who will attend the hearings is 330.