French prosecutor calls for lengthy jail sentences in opposition to 17 individuals alleged to have been concerned within the assaults on the satirical journal Charlie Hebdo, a Jewish grocery store and a police officer in Paris. Between 7 and 9 January 2015, 17 folks had been killed within the assaults.
Companion attacker nonetheless fugitive
In accordance with the French prosecutor, the suspects offered weapons or logistical help to the three perpetrators, who had been shot useless by officers within the assault. Fourteen suspects are current on the case, three suspects are prosecuted in absentia. All fourteen current deny the fees.
A type of current is prime suspect Ali Riza Polat, in opposition to whom the French prosecutor is demanding life imprisonment. He’s stated to have been the correct hand of Amedy Coulibaly, who was killed within the assault on a Jewish grocery store.
In opposition to eleven different folks current, the general public prosecutor is demanding jail sentences of 13 to twenty years for supporting the attackers.
Amongst these absent is Hayat Boumeddiene. The fugitive suspect can be Coulibaly’s associate and would have purchased weapons and helped with the preparation, amongst different issues. Thirty years in jail is being demanded in opposition to her.
For a second, Boumeddiene was thought to have been killed in a US air strike after fleeing to Syria, however a feminine jihadist just lately instructed French intelligence that she escaped from a detention camp late final yr.
Two different fugitives are Mohamed Belhoucine and his youthful brother Mehdi. Mohamed would have offered operational help to attacker Coulibaly and was a non secular mentor. Life sentences are demanded in opposition to him. The prosecution desires Mehdi to spend 20 years in jail as a result of he allegedly helped Boumeddiene escape.
On the assault on Charlie Hebdo On January 7, brothers Chérif and Saïd Kouachi stormed the editorial workplace and murdered 11 folks. Exterior they shot a policeman. On January 8, Coulibaly murdered a feminine police officer in a suburb of Paris. A day later, he shot 4 hostages in a Jewish grocery store.