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    Brussels leading barrister Sven Mary has been contacted by relatives of arrested Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam and agreed to defend him in court, Belgian media reported.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — Abdeslam was arrested during an afternoon raid by Belgian police in the Brussels district of Molenbeek after a four-month manhunt. He was reportedly shot in the leg and is being treated in hospital.

    "It was someone from Salah Abdeslam’s close circle who contacted me," Mary said, adding that he would not defend the suspect if he denied having been at the site of Paris terror attacks, as cited by public broadcaster RTBF.

    Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said three suspects had been arrested in Friday's anti-terrorist raid, including Abdeslam. The main suspect in November 13 attacks was caught after police found his fingerprints inside a Brussels apartment during a Tuesday operation in the Forest neighborhood.

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