A French Muslim man accused of helping stage the recent attacks in Paris associated in prison with the alleged killer of four at Brussels’ Jewish museum, the Paris Match weekly reported last week.
Mohammed Amri, who French police believe acted as a chauffeur for some of the terrorists who killed 130 people in Paris last month, became friends with Mehdi Nemmouche in a Belgian prison. The Paris Match report was based on an investigation led by the Flemish-language Het Nieuwsblad newspaper.
Nemmouche is standing trial for the May 2014 attack at the Jewish Museum of Belgium, which killed four people.
Amri is said to have helped Salah Abdeslam, an Islamist thought to be one of the masterminds of the November 13 attacks, flee the Paris region for Belgium. Amri denies the charges.
Abdeslam is the subject of an ongoing international manhunt. According to the report, Belgian authorities learned that Abdeslam may have been hiding in an apartment in Molenbeek, a neighbourhood in Brussels heavily populated by Muslims, on the night of November 15, but did not storm the locale until the morning of November 16, since Belgian law prohibits searches in homes between 11 P.M. and 5 A.M., except in the case of fire or a serious crime in progress. By the time police raided the apartment, Abdeslam had already left.
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