(ANSA) – PARIS, JUN 24 – Is it right to condemn Salah Abdeslam, the only survivor of the jihadist commandos who sowed death in Paris on November 13, 2015, to a “social death penalty” ?: asked his lawyer, Martin Vettes, at the start of his harangue, during which he asked, among other things, if the accused will be able to “return to society” one day.
The prosecutor asked Salah for the heavier sentence imposed by the penal code, an incompressible life sentence, that is, without the possibility of discounts or amnesties. A sanction inflicted in France only 4 more times and justified by the accusation with “the immense gravity of the facts”.
For the prosecution, “this process must not be the continuation of the war against terrorism by other means”. Going into the details of the accusations, the lawyer cited the theory of “watertight compartments”, according to which in the jihadist cells the various accomplices are left in the dark so that they cannot then – once captured – denounce the names and organization of the group of which they are part of.
According to Vettes, “if Salah had known from the beginning”, “he would not have found himself on November 13 with an explosive vest”.
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