when the pain of the victims collides with the “coldness” of the compensation process

TESTIMONIALS – In parallel with the trial, the victims of the Paris attacks are faced with long procedures in order to be compensated.

A real “obstacle course.Since September 8, some 2,000 civil parties of the November 13 attacks have embarked on a legal marathon, a painful stage of which began on Tuesday: their hearing before the specially composed Assize Court. For five weeks, survivors and relatives of victims will parade at the bar to deliver their pain or salute the memory of a missing person.

In the background, another ordeal, less publicized, torments many people directly or indirectly affected by the attacks: their compensation as victims of terrorism. Almost six years later, disputes persist with the Compensation Fund for Victims of Terrorism (FGTI), the body responsible for determining who can receive compensation and its amount. A battle both legal and administrative experienced by some like “A second trauma.”

“From violence over violence”

When the terrorists burst into the Bataclan room on November 13, 2015, Gaétan

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