On the sixth day of his trial on terrorism charges, linked to the November 13, 2015 attacks in Paris, which killed 130 people, 14 defendants were asked to give a brief answer to their charges.
It took less than 15 minutes.
Sufis Ayari and Osama Karim told the court that they had nothing to announce at this stage.
On suspicion of renting out terrorist hideouts, Bakkali said he admitted some of the allegations against him and rejected others.
Most of the accused managed to say more.
That they have waited a long time for this test. He apologized to the victims and said that he strongly condemned the attacks and sympathized with the families. That they are ready to answer any question.
Hamza Ato confessed that he drove Salah Abdul Salam, the only surviving member of the assassination squad, out of Paris. Brussels The night after the attacks
“But I never wanted to be a terrorist,” said Atu, who was 21 at the time.
Muhammad Umri was also in the car that brought Abdul Salam back to Brussels, but claims he had no idea what had happened in Paris.
Farid Kharkhach admitted his involvement in providing fake identity cards to the killers.
“I do not deny my part,” he told the Paris special court.
“But I had the misfortune to come in contact with people I had never met before. I had no way of knowing if the false papers would be linked to the massacre.
“My sister was sick at the time. I did it for money. I’m so sorry for the loss that was done.”
Hope for justice
Abdullah Chou said he hoped for justice, insisting he was completely innocent.
He is accused of criminal affiliation with members of a terrorist group. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.
Yassin Attar also says he is innocent, misidentified with his brother Osama, who is believed to have planned the Paris attacks.
“I’m here because of my family, but I’m not Osama Attar.”
Osama Attar himself is one of the 20 accused in the case but his whereabouts are unknown.
Mohamed Abrini, the “man in the hat” who did not throw explosives during the attack on Brussels airport, admitted that he was involved in the Paris plot. But he refused to provide transport and other assistance to the killers.
And then on the night of November 13, it was only Abdul Salam’s turn out of 10 commandos in Paris to survive.
عبدالسلام He blamed France for the Paris attacks and claimed that the attacks were carried out to avenge the deaths of men, women and children killed by French airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria.
“The French planes that bombed the Islamic State made no difference to the men, women and children, they destroyed everything in their path. We wanted France to suffer as much as we did. Are enduring. “
The trial is under way, with evidence from special police investigators.