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Paris Attacks Suspect Saleh Abdeslam Refuses To Attend Trial Thursday

After a brief court appearance in Belgium Monday, the man accused in the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris is now refusing to attend the trial’s next phase on Thursday, Politico reported Tuesday. Salah Abdeslam, the sole survivor of the attacks, appeared in court under tight security both inside and outside the Palais de Justice, as well as across the entire Belgian capital, the report said. Sky News, however, citing a court official said the plan to transport Abdeslam every day from a prison in France back to his native Brussels for court hearings, reports he is now refusing to attend court. Speaking to presiding judge Marie-France Keutgen on Monday, Abdeslam cited what he perceived as…