Belgian court finds Abdeslam guilty of terrorism-related attempted murder in relation to shootout in Brussels in March 2016

A Belgian court has found Salah Abdeslam, the last surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks, guilty of terrorism-related attempted murder over a shootout with police in Brussels days before his capture in 2016, and sentenced him to 20 years in jail.

In its judgment, the court in the Belgian capital said “there can be no doubt” about Salah Abdeslam and his co-defendant Sofiane Ayari’s involvement in extremism. Prosecutors had asked for 20-year jail terms for both.

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