Lawyers of the main suspect in the Paris attacks investigation have decided “not to defend” him, BBC reported. One of the lawyers, Frank Berton, said Salah Abdeslam will use his right to remain silent. "We said from the beginning... that if our client remained silent we would quit his defence," Berton said.
More than 130 people were killed in the attacks carried out by the Islamic State group on bars, restaurants, a concert hall and Stade de France in November 2015. Abdeslam was arrested from Brussels in March 2016 for his connection to the attacks. He has remained silent since he was transferred to France in April. Investigators believe that he helped in planning the attacks and transporting the assailants.