The trial of ten people accused of having responsibility for the terrorist attacks that took place in the city on March 22, 2016, at Zaventem airport and Maalbeek metro station, in which 32 people were killed and 340 others, begins in Brussels, Belgium on Monday they were wounded. The attacks, among the most serious in Europe in recent decades, were claimed by ISIS. The trial will be held in a special court built in the former NATO headquarters north of Brussels and is expected to last 6 to 9 months, during which hundreds of witnesses will be heard.
Salah Abdeslam, who was sentenced to life imprisonment last June for his role in the terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015 in Paris, is also among those facing trial. Another defendant is Mohamed Abrini, accused of being the man in the hat filmed by the cameras together with the two suicide bombers who blew themselves up at Zaventem airport. According to the indictment, Abrini himself would have left a bomb in the departure area of the airport before fleeing. Among others, Osama Krayem will also be tried, who according to his lawyer had planned to blow himself up in the Brussels subway, but changed his mind at the last moment.