French Court Finds All Defendants in 2015 Paris Terrorist Attack Case Guilty - Report
19:04 GMT 29.06.2022 (Updated: 19:05 GMT 29.06.2022)
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A French court has found all defendants in the 2015 Paris terrorist attack case guilty, the BFMTV broadcaster reported on Wednesday.
According to BFMTV, the special jury said that 19 out of 20 defendants are guilty of all the charges against them. The remaining defendant, Farid Kharkhach, was found guilty of criminal conspiracy to commit fraud but not of terrorism.
On November 13, 2015, three suicide bombers struck outside Stade de France in Saint-Denis north of Paris during a busy football game. In a simultaneous attack, a squad including another suicide bomber began indiscriminately shooting at people at cafes and restaurants in central Paris, and another terrorist group carried out a mass shooting and took hostages at a rock concert attended by some 1,500 people.
The attacks left 130 people killed and 350 others injured. The Daesh* group claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying it was retaliation for French airstrikes on their targets in Syria and Iraq.
*Daesh (IS/ISIS/ISIL) is a terrorist organization banned in Russia.