Trial opens in Nice terrorist attack

Eight suspects have been put on trial in Paris for their involvement in the 2016 Bastille Day killings of 86 people on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais.

The wounds of victims and their loved ones are as raw as the 14th’s horrific attacks by radicalized July 2016 in Nice happened yesterday.

When tourists and locals gathered to celebrate France’s National Day, a shocking event took place on the Promenade des Anglais. His 31-year-old Tunisian man, named Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhler, drove a truck straight into the crowd and for four minutes indiscriminately shoved innocent people struggling to escape.

The driver was eventually stopped by police and shot dead, but 84 people were killed, including 15 children, and another 450 were injured. It is speculated that he was not working alone, and the subsequent arrest was made after police investigated the driver’s circle.

The trial of seven men and one woman suspected of crimes related to the attack began in Paris on Monday, 5, in recognition of Lahouaiej-Bouhler’s intentions and providing logistical support for the supply of weapons. rice fieldth At the Palais de Justice in September.

A special venue has been set up in Nice where rampaging victims can follow their case on a live feed.

The trial will continue until mid-December.

One of the accused, Ramzi Kevin Arefa, faces the maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted. From the rest, he is considering a possible 20-year prison term. Three of his suspects were charged with involvement in a terrorist conspiracy, and five of his other suspects were charged with involvement in a criminal conspiracy and weapons law violations.

Murderer Raueyeji Bouflell will not be able to meet his accusers, but the proceedings remain an important moment for the survivors and the families of the deceased, who have waited six years for some kind of closure.

“Our jargon says that victims come to the ‘deposit,'” said Sophie Hébert Martial, a Nice barrister representing 80 civil parties. Le Figaro“This means they can express their pain, say things they can’t say in a different context, and walk away lighter.

The trial may ease the suffering of some, but their fate will never be forgotten.

The longtime mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi said, “Whatever the outcome of the trial, this wound will never heal. This wound is too deep.”

The 14th The July attacks were the second deadliest post-war attacks in France, after the 2015 Paris attacks that killed 130 people.

Photo of the Langes de la Baie memorial commemorating the victims of the Nice terrorist attack, released on July 14, 2022, credit to Ville de Nice. Trial opens in Nice terrorist attack

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