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At the shut of the trial of the Trèbes and Carcassonne assaults, the Paris Special Assize Court on Friday handed down sentences of as much as 4 years in jail in opposition to the accused. Much decrease than these claimed by the prosecution.

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At the top of the trial of the Trèbes and Carcassonne assaults, Friday February 23, the Paris particular assize court docket was extra lenient than the prosecution's requisitions. Against the seven accused – a lady and 6 males aged 24 to 35 – tried for the reason that finish of January, the court docket handed down sentences starting from six months to 4 years in jail.

Four of the 5 defendants tried for terrorist conspiracy had been acquitted of this offense. Only Marine Pequignot, the radicalized girlfriend of the attacker, was discovered responsible of this offense, however won’t return to jail.

The terrorist assault left 4 useless in 2018. The attacker, Radouane Lakdim, was killed through the GIGN assault in a grocery store in Trèbes (Aude) the place he had taken refuge. By taking the place of a hostage, gendarme Arnaud Beltrame misplaced his life and acquired nationwide tribute.

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In the dock had been Marine Pequignot, on the time Radouane Lakdim's girlfriend (she was 18 on the time), additionally very radicalized. She knew, in line with the prosecution, what he was able to.

To investigators, she defined that he cherished weapons (he had “five or six machetes and knives”, “two shotguns”, a pistol) and sometimes mentioned that “compared to the unbelievers, he was going to lose his temper.” “.

Also judged, Radouane Lakdim's brother-in-law, Ahmed Arfaoui, 29, suspected in particular of having “disasterly cleaned” the jihadist's apartment on the day of the attack before the search, by taking a large full bag.

Also referred to the court was Samir Manaa, 28, the friend who accompanied Radouane Lakdim to the hunting and fishing store where the assailant bought the knife which fatally injured Arnaud Beltrame. For the prosecution, this friend nevertheless knew “his jihadist inclinations and his dangerousness”.

Considered the “head” of drug trafficking in the city, Reda El Yaakoubi, 34, was notably accused of having made Radouane Lakdim work, “thereby serving to materially and financially” the assailant while he was ” completely conscious” of his mind-set.

With AFP.