REUTERS - Key Paris attacks fugitive Salah Abdeslam has made contact with a Brussels-based defence lawyer Sven Mary, Belgium's Belga news agency reported on Thursday based on an unnamed source.
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The lawyer, Sven Mary, declined comment, Belga also said. Local media reported him as saying back in December that he would take on defending Abdeslam should the Brussels-born French national ask that.
It was not clear when the contact took place, if at all.
Belgian federal prosecutors declined to comment, saying the report was "just a rumor" and that they have not been contacted by Mary or reached out to him on their own. Reuters could not immediately contact Mary independently.