The trial of people linked to the Nice attack in 2016 will begin in Paris


Update: 05.09.2022 01:08

Paris – After more than six years since the terrorist attack in Nice, the trial of the defendants in connection with this assassination will begin today in Paris. On the national holiday of July 14, 2016, a Frenchman of Tunisian descent drove a truck into a crowd waiting for fireworks on the harbor promenade. 86 people died, hundreds more were injured.

The police shot the 31-year-old assailant on the spot, seven men and one woman accused of terrorist association or illegal handling of weapons will stand trial.

The Islamic State organization claimed responsibility for the attack two days later, but only “out of pure opportunism”, according to the conclusions of the investigation. The police found no direct link between the terrorist attack and the radical organization. People who were close to the bomber or who helped him get the material he used or planned to use for the crime will be on trial.

Three accused are awaiting trial in prison, one of them for another crime, four are being investigated at large. The eighth accused will be tried in absentia, he is detained in Tunisia and the French judiciary has also issued an arrest warrant for him.

The process should end in mid-December.


Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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