Belgium will sue Salah Abdeslam for a provisional amount of 143,000 euros. He is the last surviving commando involved in the Paris attacks on the 13th of November 2015, which killed 130 people. RTL reported on the story on Saturday. This is damages and for injuries suffered by federal police officers during the rue du Dries shooting in Forest on the 15th of March 2016.
The State Attorney has prepared a document detailing the civil costs incurred by the shooting, which injured four police officers. It will be submitted to the Correctional Tribunal in Brussels in December, which is when Salah Abdeslam’s Belgian trial will start. It will take place alongside that of this accomplice Sofian Ayari.
The State will sue for the reimbursement of material and medical costs, as well as damages for the injured officers. The officers also still have the possibility to sue for moral damages. The aftereffects of their injuries could change with time, so the amount of 143,000 euros is provisional and could increase.
Salah Abdeslam escaped law enforcement for the last time after the rue du Dries shooting. He was arrested in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean three days later, on the 18th of March. The Brussels-National Airport and Brussels metro attacks happened on the 22nd of March.