Trial of the January 2015 attacks: first dive into the investigation

The special Assize Court of Paris, September 2, 2020 (illustration).

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The trial of the January 2015 attacks entered its 5th week on Monday, September 28.

After hearing all the civil parties who wished to speak, the special Assize Court of Paris began to look into the facts which are charged to the defendants.

And in view of the first elements of the investigation presented, in particular the study of mobile telephony, links are emerging between certain defendants and Amedy Coulibaly.


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With our special correspondent at the Paris courthouse,

Marine de La Moissonnière

17 lines, but none in his name.

Between September 2014 and January 2015, Amedy Coulibaly often changed phone numbers, says an investigator who also explains that the people with whom the terrorist exchanged most frequently in the months preceding the attacks became in January, with Chérif Kouachi , almost his only interlocutors.

But these 4 people, they are all sitting on the dock.

The night before the Charlie Hebdo attack, Amedy Coulibaly allegedly saw the 4 men in question, one by one.

In any case, their phones were bound to the same place.

Were they aware of the terrorist's plans?

Did anyone have to take action with him?

Impossible to tell.

In any case, the DNA of some of them was found in the car used by Amedy Coulibaly to get to the Hyper Cacher, on weapons, a helmet or even a phone.

For an investigator of the criminal brigade, in view of the arsenal available to Amedy Coulibaly, one can think that he should not act alone.


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