The case of Salah Abdeslam, the only member of the jihadist commandos of the November 13th, 2015 Paris attacks, has taken a new twist. He is tomorrow suing the French deputy, Thierry Solère, on the grounds of invasion of privacy. This will take place before the Court of Nanterre. Abdeslam is accusing the deputy of having described his prison conditions in Sunday’s edition of Le Journal. Salah Abdeslam is thus claiming one euro in so-called “liquidated damages.”
Abdeslam officially no longer has a lawyer since his defence barristers, Frank Berton and Sven Mary, ceased acting for him last October. The form of this hearing, before civil judges, consequently is somewhat uncertain, per a source close to the case. The source also stated that Abdeslam will not be removed from his cell for the civil hearing.