Paris Terror Attacks Trial: "The course of justice will carry on without" Salah Abdeslam
William Julié, Criminal and human rights lawyer, does not believe the aggressive stance Salah Abdeslam is taking at the trial will make any difference. "The course of justice will carry on without him." Mr. Julié points out that "nobody was expecting anything else ... he has not been saying anything from Day 1, and he has been complaining about what was happening to him in custody. He always has." Responding to concerns that many of the defendants might also take a defiant stance, thereby tarnishing the credibility of the system, Mr. Julié is not convinced that "they will all go the same way as Salah Abdeslam." Especially since not all of the defendants risk "life in prison, which is where (Abdeslam) is going, obviously."