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Trial of November 13: Salah Abdeslam tested positive for Covid-19

The most watched detainee in France has not escaped the Covid-19 either. The only living member of the commando of the November 13 attacks, Salah Abdeslam, tested positive for Covid-19 a few days ago, according to information gathered by Le Parisien, confirming that of Franceinfo. His state of health does not cause concern at this stage, specifies the chain.

Salah Abdeslam must be tested again in the coming days, on the eve of the resumption of the trial of the attacks of November 13, January 4. Salah Abdeslam should be heard from him on January 13.

A cluster in Fleury

Theoretically, if Salah Abdeslam is still positive on the eve of the resumption of the trial, his lawyers could request a postponement. Franceinfo recalls that this happened during the trial of the Charlie Hebdo attacks when the main accused Ali Riza Polat had contracted the Covid-19. The trial was then suspended for a month.

Fleury-Mérogis (Essonne) prison faces a cluster of Covid-19 contaminations. In this prison, the largest in Europe, a total of 21 inmates tested positive for Covid-19 as of December 24. Franceinfo specifies that the D3 building, where Salah Abdeslam is incarcerated under the very strict regime of solitary confinement, alone in a cell equipped with a 24-hour video surveillance device, is particularly concerned.

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