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14 Suspects Face Trial Over Charlie Hebdo Massacre

Paris: Fourteen persons are on trial that began in France on Wednesday over the 2015 bloodbath on the workplace of the satirical journal Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Whereas 11 of the defendants have been current within the courtroom, three have been being tried in absentia, the BBC reported.

The 14 suspects are accused of serving to the the 2 Islamist attackers who shot useless 12 individuals, together with the journal’s editor on the time Stephane Charbonnier, in and across the workplace on January 7, 2015.

In a associated assault, a policewoman was shot useless by a 3rd gunman who additionally attacked a Jewish grocery store the place he killed three clients and an worker.

In complete, a complete of 17 individuals have been killed in a interval of simply three days.

All of the gunman have been killed by safety forces.

The trial had been delayed by nearly 4 months as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In March, the presiding choose stated France’s lockdown measures had made it unattainable to deliver collectively “all the parties, witnesses and experts under the necessary sanitary conditions”.

There are about 200 plaintiffs within the trial and survivors of the assaults are anticipated to testify within the trial anticipated to proceed till Novmber.

(IANS)

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