Paris attacks – Salah Abdeslam’s father hopes his son will talk in court
Sunday, 10 April 2016
The father of Salah Abdeslam, the main suspect in the attacks in Paris on the 13th of November, hopes his son will talk in court, according to an interview played on the French radio station Europe 1 on Sunday. Interviewed while leaving Bruges prison, where he son is being held, the 67 year old said he hopes that his son will ‘talk in court’.
“He will be judged”, “that’s justice”, “when someone does something, they have to pay”, he said. “I hope everyone will talk”. “I don’t know how children get into situations like that, I really don’t know what goes through their head”, he added.
After Abdeslam, who was arrested in Brussels on the 18th of March, one of his long-term friends, Mohamed Abrini, was arrested in Anderlecht on Friday. He is suspected of being involved in the Paris attacks, as well as the one at Brussels airport.
Salah Abdeslam’s father said he was currently “struggling to cope”. He said he was “sad” over and over.
“I have been in Belgium for nearly 40 years; we were here, we were happy, we were good, we were managing, and we used to laugh. Now we can’t even leave the house”, he said.
Salah Abdeslam will be extradited to France, but the Belgian police also want to question him about a shooting in Forest three days before he was arrested.