20 years – the jihadi should face a firing squad. This is an outrage. This was an act of war. WAR.
After the Paris mass slaughter, Salah Abdeslam managed to evade capture
Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam gets 20-year sentence in Belgium
Abdeslam found guilty of terrorism-related attempted murder over Brussels shootout
Jennifer Rankin in Brussels, The Guardian, 23 Apr 2018:
Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks, has been sentenced in Belgium to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of the attempted murder of police officers in a shootout in Brussels in March 2016.
Abdeslam’s accomplice, Sofien Ayari, was also given a 20-year sentence for his role in the shooting, which left four officers injured. Neither man appeared in court for the three-hour session at the Palais de Justice in Brussels, during which the verdict was read out.
Judges said there could be no doubt about the pair’s commitment to radicalism as the maximum jail term requested by Belgian prosecutors was handed down. The two men were also convicted for possessing firearms and each fined €12,000.
Abdeslam, who is being held in a high-security prison in northern France, is expected to go on trial for the Paris attacks in 2020, on charges of murder linked to a terrorist organisation.
Abdeslam was named Europe’s most wanted man after fleeing to Belgium after the coordinated bombing and shooting attack in the French capital on 13 November 2015, which killed 130 and was claimed by Islamic State.
The attack began when a suicide bomber blew himself up after failing to get into the Stade de France stadium where the then French president, François Hollande, was among 80,000 people watching a France-Germany football match. This was followed by driveby shootings and suicide bombings at cafes and restaurants around the 10th and 11th arrondissements of northern Paris, and an attack at the Bataclan theatre during a rock concert where 89 people were killed.
The death toll was the highest from a terrorist attack in Europe since 191 people lost their lives in the 2004 Madrid train bombings. Holland described the Paris attack as an act of war.
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