Wednesday 18 January 2017

Lawyers of Paris attacker say they will no longer defend him

Andrew Callus

Published 12/10/2016 | 06:39

Salah Abdelslam
Salah Abdelslam

Lawyers for the only known survivor of a group of Islamist militants who killed 130 people in Paris last November said on Wednesday they would no longer defend him.

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Salah Abdeslam, who has been held in solitary confinement near Paris since he was captured earlier this year, does not want to talk and no longer wants legal representation, his lawyers Frank Berton and Sven Mary said on BFM Television.

"We are convinced, and he told us so, that he will not talk and will use his right to remain silent. What can we do. I have said it from the beginning, if my client remains silent, I drop his defense," Berton said.

Berton said that Abdeslam was being "driven crazy" by the 24-hours-a-day camera monitoring in his high-security jail. 

Salah Abdeslam is being monitored by video cameras in his cell
Salah Abdeslam is being monitored by video cameras in his cell

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