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Lawyers for Paris attacks suspect stop defending him

7 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Wednesday, October 12 2016 Oct 12, 2016 October 12, 2016 6:50 AM October 12, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
Crisis Center at the Interior Ministry, ABC News

PARIS - Lawyers for the only surviving suspect in last November's attack in Paris say they will no longer defend him.

The lawyers tell BFM-TV they've decided to stop representing Salah Abdeslam because he has chosen to remain silent in a protest against the 24-hour video surveillance of his prison cell.

Authorities hope Abdeslam can provide information about the Islamic State group's strategies and networks, and identify others who might have had a connection to the Nov. 13 attacks, which killed 130 people.

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