Paris terror attack suspect Salah Abdeslam, is a ‘moron from Molenbeek’ with ‘the intelligence of an ashtray’, his lawyer said.
Abdeslam was handed over to authorities in France this morning after being extradited from Belgium where he was arrested over the attacks in the French capital which claimed 130 lives.
The comments by his Belgian lawyer Sven Mary came as Abdeslam was today charged with with murder, association with a terrorist group, possession of weapons and explosives as well as sequestration over the hostage-taking at the Bataclan concert hall where 90 were killed.
This morning, Mary gave a lengthy interview to Jean Quatremer at Liberation newspaper describing the difficulty of representing such an infamous client.
‘There have been moments when I thought of giving up. If I had known about the Brussels attacks, maybe I would never have taken this case,’ Mary said.
He described his client as a ‘little moron from Molenbeek, more a follower than a leader. He has the intelligence of an empty ashtray.
‘He is the perfect example of the GTA (Grand Theft Auto video game) generation who thinks he lives in a video game.