Twelve people, editorial staff and two police officers, were killed on Wednesday January 7th when two armed gunmen burst into the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and opened fire with assault rifles. Four others were in a critical condition and seven more were less seriously injured. Initial reports said just the two gunmen were involved but witnesses say there was also a third man, whose role may have been as getaway driver. Among those killed in the attack at the offices in rue Nicolas-Appert in Paris's 11th arrondissement just after 11am were the magazine's editor 'Charb', real name Stéphane Charbonnier, and prominent cartoonists Jean Cabut – 'Cabu' - Georges Wolinski, Philippe Honoré and Bernard Verlhac, who worked under the name 'Tignous'.
Since January 7, 2023 our colleague and friend Mortaza Behboudi has been imprisoned in Afghanistan, in the Taliban prisons.
We do not forget him and call for his release.