The Algerian Rachid Ramda has lost his appeal against a life sentence for plotting the Paris Metro bombings.
In 2007, he was given a life sentence, with no possibility of parole for 22 years. The 1995 attacks that left eight people dead and more than 200 injured. The 40-year-old defendant has repeatedly denied accusations that he colluded with the militant Armed Islamic Group (GIA) to fund the three bombs. During the appeals trial, Ramda’s defence lawyers renewed their arguments that their client is a victim of a plot by Algerian secret services to silence political opponents.