No appeal from Bataclan suspect, final chapter on the 2015 Paris attacks

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An artist’s sketch shows Salah Abdeslam, one of the defendants, who is widely believed to be the only surviving member of the group suspected of carrying out the attacks, during the verdict of the trial of the November 2015 Paris attacks at the courthouse from Paris on the Ile de la Cité in Paris, June 29, 2022. (Elisabeth de Pourquery/France Télévisions via Reuters)

PARIS — Salah Abdeslam, the only survivor of a terrorist team that killed 130 people in attacks in Paris in 2015, has not appealed his life sentence or his guilty verdict, closing the door to a second trial, the Paris Court of Appeal announced on Tuesday.

Last month, a French court found Abdeslam guilty of terrorism and murder. Nineteen other people were convicted of having participated in the organization of the attacks of November 13, 2015 which targeted the Bataclan music hall, bars, restaurants and the Stade de France.

The Paris Court of Appeal said in a statement that none of the 20 suspects had appealed the decision.

The men were convicted last month after a 10-month trial, with Abdeslam given the harshest possible criminal sentence in the country without the possibility of early release.

The ISIS terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

By Mimosa Spencer

Reuters

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