Fourteen People Found Guilty of Being Accomplices in 2015 Charlie Hebdo Terror Attacks

FILE PHOTO: Flowers are seen outside the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo’s former office on the fifth anniversary of the attack and a siege at a Kosher supermarket which killed 17 people in Paris, France January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes -/File Photo

Fourteen people have been found guilty of being accomplices in terrorist attacks in France in 2015, which included the attack on the magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Eleven of the people convicted were in court for the verdicts.

The other three were tried in their absence – it is believed that the trio headed for northern Syria in the aftermath of the attacks, although reports suggest that two of them were subsequently killed during bombing attacks against Islamic State forces.

A total of 17 people were murdered during the attacks on the offices of Charlie Hebdo and a related attack on Jewish supermarket in January 2015.

The three attackers – brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, and Amedy Coulibaly – were all killed by police.

They all claimed loyalty to Islamic State.

The people convicted today have all been found guilty of helping to arrange, fund and support the terrorist attacks.

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SOURCE: Sky News, Adam Parsons