The French counterterrorism prosecutor has officially requested the opening of an oral trial against nine people for allegedly being involved in the Nice attack on July 14, 2016, when Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhle rammed the crowd that crowded the coast for Bastille Day.
The attack resulted in 86 deaths and the death of the responsible person, who was shot by the security forces at Paseo de los Ingleses. After the direct perpetrator passed away, the prosecutor is now pointing out those who were able to help carry out the attack.
Prosecutors link four of the suspects – Mohamed G., Ramzi A., Chokri C. and Hamdi Z – to terrorist crimes because they were aware of the conspiracy. The other five have also reportedly worked with the terrorist, but with no evidence of Lahouaieh Bouhlel’s intentions, Le Monde reports.
Of the nine defendants, four are currently in detention, while many are being released for the time being. An arrest warrant hangs over one of them.