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Trial of the attack in Trèbes: heavy sentences despite the absence of the attacker ?

This Friday, February 23, the Paris Assize Court must deliver its verdict in the trial of the Carcassonne and Trèbes attacks. Seven relatives of the killed assailant during the attack on the GIGN are tried. Until à eleven years of criminal imprisonment were claimed by the anti-terrorism prosecution.

Home stretch for the trial of the Carcassonne and Trèbes attacks. While the defense pleadings ended on Thursday, February 22, 2024, the court should deliver its verdict this Friday, February 23. Six years after the assassination of four people, including gendarme Arnaud Beltrame, sentences of up to eleven years of criminal imprisonment were required &agrav; against seven relatives of the terrorist, Radouane Lakdim, killedé during the attack by the police, according to the website L'Indépendant. The investigation having shown; that the assailant had acted alone, none of them was judged for "complicité".  The general lawyers, Alexa Dubourg and Aur&lie Valente, representatives of the national anti-terrorism prosecution, recalled that that the objective is not to place the weight of the absence of Radouane Lakdim on the accused, but to sanction them " &agrav; the fair measure of what they did. 

The acquittal demanded by defense lawyers

During the penultimate day of the hearing, attention was mainly focused on the defence. defense of Marine Pequignot, the girlfriend of Radouane Lakdim, aged 18 at the time of the facts. She is being tried for "terrorist criminal association" for having knowledge of the possession of weapons at the terrorist's home and having been convicted. "informed of his plans to attack disbelievers in a general manner& ;quot;, according to the charging order. His case is subject to the greatest sentence required by general counsel. "You have a new woman in front of you who has chosen life", has taken on the role of her lawyer Me Boret in court to defend the one who joined the &agrav; the ideology of the Islamic State 16 years old. “There are 28 reports on her that say 'not the slightest persistence of radicalization' at home, 792 hours of follow-up since she left prison, he said. ~

The day before, the lawyers of Baghdad Haddaoui, accusedé of the related offense of non-reporting of a terrorist crime, demanded the acquittal of their client who was "upseté" and "shocked" when he learned that the attack had been carried out perpetrated by his friend Radouane Lakdim. "He didn't understand how he had come to this. there, if he had known something, he would have talked about it, they insisted. &agrav; bar. Same request from the defense of Ahmed Arfaoui, the ex-brother-in-law of Radouane Lakdim, prosecuted for terrorist association. The lawyer of Sofian Boudebbouza, accused also a terrorist criminal association, as for him; she demands a reclassification as "direct provocation à an act of terrorism committed by means of an online public communication service, in a state of legal recidivism.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116