The brother of a British engineer who was gunned down along with his household within the French Alps has known as for a Excessive Court docket evaluate into the case.
Zaid al-Hilli stated there had been “no progress” in 5 years of the French police investigation.
The our bodies of Saad al-Hilli, his spouse Ikbal, and her mom, Suhaila al-Allaf, had been found on a distant forest highway in September 2012.
French bicycle owner Sylvain Mollier was additionally killed within the assault.
Zaid al-Hilli advised the Sunday Specific Excessive Court docket choose ought to evaluate the case as a result of the French investigation had didn’t uncover the reality.
He stated: “There was no progress for years so it’s time for a evaluate.
“I don’t belief the French police or the prosecutor, so I imagine the evaluate needs to be performed by a Excessive Court docket choose.”
Mr al-Hilli stated he believed the investigation ought to deal with the killer’s different sufferer, Mr Mollier, who he believed was the actual goal of the assault in Chevaline, close to Lake Annecy.
“My brother and his household had been within the fallacious place on the fallacious time,” he stated. “They had been vacationers. They weren’t the targets.”
In 2013 Surrey Police arrested Zaid al-Hilli, who lives in Chessington, as a part of the French investigation.
However he was later launched, with British police saying there was not sufficient proof to cost him.
‘Produce the proof’
French investigators believed that he was motivated by dispute over the inheritance of their dad and mom’ house in Claygate, Surrey, the place Saad al-Hilli and his household lived till the assault.
Zaid al-Hilli stated the claims of a rift between the brothers had been unfounded.
He stated: “They arrested me and took me to Guildford police station and interviewed me over two days. They had been claiming all kinds of garbage. I stated to them, ‘Produce the proof’.
“It did not fear me as a result of I wasn’t hiding something.”
The 2 daughters of Saad and Iqbal al-Hilli survived the gunman’s assault.
Zainab, now 12, was pistol-whipped and shot within the shoulder, whereas Zeena, eight, survived by hiding underneath her mom’s skirts.