Terrorist’s attorney claims he won’t stand trial due to brain tumor

Today, the attorney of the terrorist who murdered 4 people at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in 2014 stated that his client cannot stand trial as he may be suffering from a brain tumor.
Nemmouche Photo credit: France2/ Channel 2 News

Today (Thursday), the attorney of Mehdi Nemmouche, the man accused of murdering 4 people at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in 2014, claimed that his client cannot be put on trial as he might be suffering from a brain tumor. According to attorney Sebastien Courtoy, Nemmouche isn’t receiving the medical treatment that he needs.

Courtoy told the court that medical experts claimed that the suspect must undergo medical examinations and brain scans to check why he is losing his hearing and vision. According to Courtoy, the likelihood that Nemmouche will be able to stand trial is close to zero.

Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Nemmouche, who has been in solitary confinement for the past 3 years, was arrested in Marseille shortly after the shooting and was extradited to Belgium, where he refused to answer investigators. According to the prosecution, he spent the majority of 2013 in Syria, fighting alongside radical Islamists.

According to the French newspaper Liberation, the French citizen of Algerian origin was also planning an even bigger terrorist attack in Paris during Bastille Day of the same year. The report is based on information provided by 4 French journalists who were held captive by ISIS and recognized Nemmouche as their captor.



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