The only survivor of the group that carried out the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015 is charging.
Abdeslam got a rare life sentence for his participation in the deadly.
Gun and bomb assaults that claimed the lives of more than 130 people.
In addition, the jury found 19 additional individuals guilty, six of whom are presumed dead.
The trial, which started in September, is the largest in contemporary French history.
Nine months after the bloodiest assault in France since World War II, victims, and journalists.
The relatives of the victims gathered outside the special tribunal in Paris to put together the tale.
On November 13, 2015, a series of coordinated assaults targeted clubs, restaurants, and the national football stadium.
The Bataclan concert hall in Paris left scores of people wounded or dead.
Abdeslam was defiant from the start of the trial.
Describing himself as a “soldier” of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group.
It was not until after his sentencing that he apologized to the family members.
Of those he had killed, telling the jury that convicting him of murder would be “an injustice.”
Additionally, he said that the night of the assault.
He had opted not to explode his suicide vest and instead dumped it in a Paris neighborhood.
In any case, since the court accepted evidence that Abdeslam’s suicide vest was malfunctioning.
I didn’t think he’d changed his mind at the last minute.
He is unlikely to be release after 30 years due to life imprisonment.
Despite being the worst punishment, France’s courts seldom administer the death penalty.
Édith Seurat, one of the attackers’ surviving victims.
While we’ve come a long way since the events of September 11.
We’re still scared, she added. It’s something we’ll have to keep dealing with.
One of the victims’ parents, Stéphane Sararde, said that the protracted trial had helped him deal with the tragedy.
“It was nine months of hell,” he recalled.
For the sake of understanding what occurred, we had to “wait” and “go back” to this catastrophe.
His son Hugo had died, and he believed that the experience would help him adjust to life without his son.
Survivor Arthur Dénouveaux said that he had no idea what to make of the result.
A mixture of relief and uncertainty about the trial’s future lay ahead for him.
But he was nevertheless pleased to have participated in it.
“The conclusion proves that the time spent was worthwhile.”
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