Former hostages to give evidence in Brussels terror trial
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A young Frenchwoman on Monday pointed to Mehdi Nemmouche as the gunman at the Jewish museum in Brussels on May 24, 2014, the first witness at his trial to do so. Nemmouche, a 33-year-old Frenchman faces life in prison if convicted of the four museum murders. Nacer Bendrer, 30, accused of supplying the weapons, also faces a life term. "Does one of the two defendants remind you of the man you saw?" the trial's presiding judge asked the witness in the Brussels criminal court. "That one," the woman said, nodding her head and pointing to Nemmouche. "You said you recognised one of the defendants. To be very clear, is it the one between the two police officers in balaclavas (Nemmouche) or the other one?" the judge asked. "Between the two men in balaclavas," the woman stuttered. The young woman said she had a look at the gunman on the day of the shooting after approaching the museum upon hearing the first gunshots. FRANCE 24's Haxie Meyers-Belkin reports on the trial.