Belgium starts trial into 2016 Brussels bombings – DW – 12/05/2022

In its largest ever trial, Belgium will on Monday begin hearings over the 2016 Islamist bombings in Brussels that left 32 people dead and more than 300 injured.

More than 900 civil plaintiffs are taking part in the trial against ten suspects with charges that include terrorist murder, attempted terrorist murder and participation in the activities of a terrorist organization.

Presiding judge Laurence Massart will confirm the identity of all the parties to the case, including the defendants and lawyers.

She will also address the jury selected from among 1,000 Belgians last week in a process that lasted 14 hours.

The attacks

In March 2016, three coordinated suicide bombings in Brussels brought the city to a standstill.

The first twin suicide bombing took place place at Brussels’…

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