Lawyers refuse to defend key terrorist suspect behind Paris attacks, say he won’t speak

Salah Abdeslam Muslim TerroristThe lawyers of Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving terrorist suspect behind the Paris attacks, confirmed they will no longer defend him, French media reported. They had hoped that Abdeslam would speak about the attacks, but he has remained silent.

Abdeslam is currently in detention in the town of Fleury-Mérogis, northern France. His two high-profile lawyers, Belgian Sven Mary and Frenchman Frank Berton, informed their client on October 6 that they would no longer work with him, French media reported.

“We both decided to give up the defence of Salah Abdeslam,” lawyer Frank Berton said in an interview to BFM TV.