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French court to issue verdicts in landmark 2015 Paris attacks trial

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Judges will hand down sentences on Wednesday against 20 men accused of the November 2015 Paris attacks that killed 130 people, closing the largest trial in modern French history. Follow the historic court hearing on our live blog from 6.30pm Paris time.

The highly anticipated verdicts span more than nine months of hearings and a six-year multi-country investigation with findings spanning more than a million pages.

The focus is on Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving member of the Islamic State (IS) jihadists who brought terror to the French capital on November 13, 2015, attacking the national sports stadium, bars and the Bataclan concert hall.

Prosecutors have asked for Abdeslam to be given a full life sentence, the maximum sentence under French law. The 19 other defendants face sentences ranging from five years to life.

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