January 2015

Paris court convicts 14 for helping January 2015 terror attacks

France — Link

A Paris court on Wednesday handed 14 defendants jail sentences ranging from four years to life imprisonment for their part in helping terrorist gunmen in their shooting massacres over three days in January 2015 at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine and of hostages at a Jewish supermarket, and the murder of a trainee policewoman, killing a total of 17 people.

The missing 'accomplices' in the Paris terrorist attacks trial

France — Investigation

The trial of 14 people accused of complicity in the separate January 2015 terrorist attacks in and around the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine, against a Jewish food store, and a policewoman, opened in the French capital on Wednesday. The three perpetrators, who murdered a total of 17 people, were themselves shot dead by police. Absent from the hearings are three defendants whose fate or eventual whereabouts is unknown, while others have slipped through the net of the investigations. In this first of a two-part report, Matthieu Suc details the background and chronology of events leading to this marathon trial due to end in November.  

Trial next week of suspects in Charlie Hebdo and kosher store killings

France — Link

A total of 14 defendents are to stand trial in Paris beginning next Wednesday on charges related to the murderous January 2015 terrorist shooting attacks in and around the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine, at a kosher supermarket and upon a police officer which together claimed the lives of 17 victims.

Suspected arms supplier for January 2015 Paris attacks held in Spain

International — Link

A French fugitive suspected of supplying kosher store attacker Amedy Coulibaly with weapons he used to kill five people with was arrested in Malaga.

Paris Muslim radio in conciliator role after January terrorist attacks

International — Link

Muslims and non-Muslims turn to 'Beur FM' phone-in chat programmes to debate tolerance, integration and violence in French society.