Lawyers for the main suspect in the attacks in Paris, Salah of Saudi Arabia, said that they refuse to protect him 6 months after he was extradited from Belgium to France and appeared in court.
Abdeslam was the only known survivor of a group of people accused of carrying out terrorist attacks in November last year, which killed 130 people and was the most wanted man in Europe for four months before he was captured in Brussels in March.
Was an attack by militant group ISIS. "We decided not to protect him, but we also prefer not to abandon it," said lawyer Frank Berton.
"We have a strong belief, and he told us that he will not work with the investigation, and that he will use what we call the right of silence. What should we do? We warned from the very first day, I said, if my client is silent, we will not defend him, " Burton said.
Abdeslam is a French citizen born in Belgium - first appeared in court in April. At the time, he tried to downplay his alleged role in the attacks after media reports named him as the "mastermind". He was "more a follower than a leader," said the lawyer. Burton told BFM TV on the day of the first appearance of Abdeslam in court that their line of defence will "explain" his radicalization and what happened in the moments before the attack. "He should tell about his journey and about his role," he said.
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