Hours after the Inquisitr reported about the horrific attack in the French city of Nice that left more than 84 people dead, we have another damning report coming in from France. A report by HeatStreet claims that a testimony pertaining to the Bataclan massacre that took place in Paris back in November of 2015 was suppressed by the French government for the past four months. In the testimony, which was reportedly 14-hours long, investigating officers have confirmed that several victims of the Bataclan massacre were subjected to horrific torture at the hands of ISIS terrorists who had laid siege to the theater.
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Detailing the kind of torture, the testimony adds that the terrorists reportedly gouged out eyes of the victims trapped inside. Several of the victims were also castrated while some others were found with their testicles in their mouths. Some bodies were found disemboweled while others were found beheaded. The terrorists were equally brutal with the women with some of them repeatedly stabbed in the genitals. To top it all, the entire thing was allegedly filmed – meant to be used for future ISIS propaganda videos. The report also adds that the badly mutilated bodies were not released to the families of the victims.
“The bodies have not been shown to the families because they are people who are decapitated, people who are bloated and people who have been disemboweled,” a police witness confirmed.
A senior police officer, also the chief police witness, is reported to have testified that one of his co-workers was so badly affected by the horrific scenes inside the theater, he ran out crying and vomited in front of him. The officer was unable to see the badly disfigured bodies of people who were killed inside the theater. The report adds that the torture happened on the second floor of the club.
The testimony, which also happened to be an on-camera hearing, reportedly happened on March 21. It was recorded in the presence of an investigative committee of the French National Assembly. While the footage of the testimony has not been released, excerpts from the minutes of the testimony have surfaced online. Some of the transcripts, reportedly, are very disturbing to read.
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Georges Fenech, the French magistrate who headed the committee has himself complained that accounts of the torture have been deliberately suppressed and kept out of the press by French government authorities. In an excerpt, Fenech reportedly asks one of the police witnesses if the terrorists committed mutilations on the bodies of the victims and videotaped the same, to which the witness answered the following.
“It seems to me. There are people decapitated, swollen and disemboweled. There are signs of sexual acts committed against women and knife cuts to genitals. If I am not mistaken, some of the eyes of certain people have been removed.”
Meanwhile, prosecutors are already claiming that reports of torture were “a rumor.” They also add that no weapons that would have been used to torture the victims — things like sharp knives or objects — were not found at the scene. They went on to add that the horrific injures may just have been shrapnel wounds.
The Bataclan massacre took place on the evening of November 13, 2015, as part of a series of coordinated terrorist attacks across Paris. The attacks consisted of suicide bombings and mass shootings at several popular venues across the city. The attacks left more than 130 people dead — making it the deadliest terror attack in the European Union since the Madrid train bombings in 2004. Most of the dead were at the Bataclan theater where ISIS terrorists held hundreds of people hostage and also killed 89 people.
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