Along the worn-out wooden benches of courtroom No. 6, terrorism trials are held every Tuesday and Friday. In fact, it is between these four walls that the largest amount of terrorism trials in the world are held. Between September 2015 and June 2018, 4572 cases were tried within these few sqaure metres, of which 1804 defendants were detained.
In the first chapter, Christophe Cotteret describes the atmosphere of the courthouse: the hallways, the rooms and the offices. The defendants parade in front of the judges, the lawyers take their seats, carrying thick case files, and the very same dance is repeated over and over each week.
"I wanted to go to paradise.” “Well did you eventually find it? If so, would you be please lend me the keys?"
A judge who requested to remain anonymous (referred to as Judge "X"), defense lawyers Béchir Akremi (the former investigative judge in charge of antiterrorism) and Philippe Dorcet (the former investigative judge and subsequent president of the Court of Cassation in Nice), all offer inside information to the story.
The accounts are often about banal cases and amusing or pathetic scenes, but also somewhat about the trials of the Bardo-Sousse attacks, uncovering a flawed security and judicial systems.
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