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Mehdi Nemmouche, suspect in 2014 Jewish museum attack, in court for start of trial

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A court artist drawing of Nemmouche at Brussels' Palace of Justice
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The trial begins today of a man accused of shooting dead four people at a Jewish museum in Belgium.

French national, Mehdi Nemmouche, is accused of carrying out the attack in 2014.

A second man, Nacer Bendrer, is also on trial, accused of providing the weapons used in the attack.

Appearing in court in Brussels, Nemmouche confirmed his name, age, and address, but made no further comments.

According to AP, his lawyer, Henri Laquay, told reporters: ''As you have seen, he is serene, calm, and he will decide for the moment when he will speak."

The first two days of hearings, Thursday and Friday, are largely bureaucratic in nature. The court will take some time reading the indictment, a document of nearly 200 pages.

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