Arthur Dénouveaux deplores an “indecent sleeve effect” on the part of defense lawyers – Liberation


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Attacks of November 13, 2015, the trialcase

After an electric hearing interspersed with incidents during the interrogation of Salah Abdeslam, the president of Life for Paris believes that the requirement of dignity required of civil parties is not applied to all equally.

Provocations, shouts, applause, microphones cut off and benches abandoned by embittered defense lawyers… Never, in six months and ninety-one days of hearings, has the trial of the November 13 attacks had experienced such a level of electricity. On Tuesday, the atmosphere tensed crescendo as the specially composed assize court got down to the second interrogation on the merits of the main accused, the last living member of the jihadist commandos, Salah Abdeslam. For five hours, the 32-year-old Frenchman wavered in the face of the elements of the file and multiplied the impertinent and victimized outings – “I did nothing wrong”, “you screwed up my life” – as one would blow on embers.

An attitude that ended up insupporting the civil parties, some of whom shouted and applauded ironically in the room. Inappropriate reactions within a judicial precinct, where the serenity of the debates must be preserved. But if he has cropped Salah Abdeslam several times, …


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