France’s `V13′ Trial for the 2015 Paris Terror Attacks: Managing Victims’ Expectations
Updated: Oct 20, 2021
On Sept. 8, France begins the trial of 20 alleged perpetrators of the Nov. 13, 2015, Paris terrorist attacks before a Specially Composed Assizes Court for terrorism matters. The attacks, a coordinated series of bombings and shootings by the self-styled “Islamic State” group, occurred on that November day in Paris and its suburbs, leaving 130 people dead, with hundreds more injured. Throughout the trial, known as “V13” in reference to “Vendredi” (Friday), Nov. 13, survivors, families of the deceased, and associations will embark on a nine-month long journey in the search of justice and truth, revisiting extremely painful episodes for the victims as well as for the society as a whole.
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