The 26-year-old was extradited from Belgium to France early on Wednesday.

Frank Berton, la "b\u00eate de sc\u00e8ne" qui va d\u00e9fendre Salah Abdeslam https://t.co/zO2KjJOTNypic.twitter.com/R9Yvdn10SB

— L'Obs (lobs) April 27, 2016 His lawyer Frank Berton made the following statement: \u201cI think it\u2019s important for everybody to know that he wants to explain himself. So now, we are at the very beginning of the investigation and legal proceedings. This is his first appearance. He was notified of the charges against him. He is in detention. A copy of the file has been handed to me and we\u2019ll get to work and then we will be heard by the judges. \u201c He is currently being held in solitary confinement in Fleury-M\u00e9rogis, a prison outside the capital, as the case against him is compiled. Justice : Salah Abdeslam mis en examen pour assassinats terroristeshttps://t.co/U48nDgBdYe pic.twitter.com/z98rHNrc81\u2014 Lebienpublic (Lebienpublic) April 27, 2016
Abdeslam is believed to be the only surviving member of the gang that slaughtered 130 people in Paris on November 30.

Very humbling to visit the site of the #bataclan tragedy.
- In silent memory of the victims pic.twitter.com/lBflx4U0NY

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Suspected Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam investigated for terrorist offences

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Suspected Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam investigated for terrorist offences

Suspected Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam has been placed under formal investigation on charges of belonging to a terrorist organisation, murder, kidnapping and holding weapons and explosives.


His lawyer Frank Berton made the following statement: “I think it’s important for everybody to know that he wants to explain himself. So now, we are at the very beginning of the investigation and legal proceedings. This is his first appearance. He was notified of the charges against him. He is in detention. A copy of the file has been handed to me and we’ll get to work and then we will be heard by the judges. “

He is currently being held in solitary confinement
in Fleury-Mérogis, a prison outside the capital, as the case against him is compiled.


Two others involved were killed five days later in a police raid.