France

Mother's testimony at France terror trial angers relatives

The lawyer representing the older brother of a French extremist who killed seven people in 2012 told a judge and a jury of magistrates that testimony given by the men's mother Wednesday was unreliable.

The mother, Zoulika Aziri, lied in some of her statements because — forced to choose between justice and her sons — she naturally chose her sons, defense lawyer Eric Dupond-Moretti said.

"One can't ask a mother to testify against her son," Dupond-Moretti said.

Abdelkader Merah, 35, is on trial for complicity to terror in connection with the three shooting attacks his younger brother, Mohammed Merah, carried out in and near Toulouse. Most of his victims were...

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