Europe Suspect in Paris attacks appears in court

Suspect in Paris attacks appears in court

A priest blesses the coffins of two sisters, Marion and Anna Petard, in Blois, central France, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. The two sisters were killed while having dinner in a sidewalk cafe, in the attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, the deadliest since WWII.
A priest blesses the coffins of two sisters, Marion and Anna Petard, in Blois, central France, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. The two sisters were killed while having dinner in a sidewalk cafe, in the attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, the deadliest since WWII.

The only person in France facing potential terrorism charges linked to the Nov. 13 Paris attacks has been brought before a judge. The man, Jawad Bendaoud, was taken into custody moments after giving a television interview in which he acknowledged he had given shelter to two people from Belgium and said he didn’t know who they were or what they planned. Among those killed in the apartment raid Nov. 18 was Amdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind, a female cousin and an unidentified man.

In the interview, Bendaoud, 29, told BFM television “I didn’t know they were terrorists. I was asked to do a favor, I did a favor, sir.”

Bendaoud was taken to the courthouse Tuesday morning to be formally referred to a judge. He must be either charged or released today.

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