January 2015 assaults: life sentence on attraction
Ali Riza Polat was sentenced Thursday on attraction to life imprisonment for complicity within the 17 murders perpetrated by the brothers Saïd and Chérif Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly in January 2015 on the editorial employees of Charlie Hebdo, Montrouge and Hyper Cacher.
Thursday night, the particular assize courtroom of Paris matched this sentence with a safety interval of twenty years. The prosecution had requested this most sentence on Tuesday – together with 22 years of safety – in opposition to Ali Riza Polat, asking the courtroom to ‘defend’ society from this man of ‘excessive hazard’, nonetheless ‘anchored in radical Islamism’.
When the decision was introduced, Ali Riza Polat, a broad construct in a white sweatshirt, received up and pretended to go away the field, earlier than sitting down once more. In his final phrases to the courtroom earlier than it retired to deliberate, the 37-year-old Franco-Turk had as soon as once more proclaimed his innocence, repeating that he was “not a terrorist”.
Presenting himself willingly as a thug who ‘loves cash’, this shut pal of Hyper Cacher killer Amedy Coulibaly has simply admitted to having recovered a bag of ‘rotten’ weapons in the summertime of 2014, assuring that they don’t weren’t supposed for the assaults however for a ‘theft’. ‘If I had supplied the weapons, I’d have assumed,’ he stated.
At first occasion, in December 2020, the courtroom had not adopted the prosecution’s requisitions and pronounced a sentence of thirty years’ imprisonment in opposition to him.
three days of terror
The second defendant retried with Mr. Polat since September 12, Amar Ramdani, 41, was sentenced to 13 years in jail, together with two thirds of safety, for having supplied weapons to Amedy Coulibaly. He had obtained the utmost sentence, twenty years in jail, two years in the past.
Throughout three days of terror, from January 7 to 9, 2015, the Kouachi brothers and Amedy Coulibaly focused freedom of expression, regulation enforcement and the Jewish group, and created an electrical shock in France.
These assaults marked the start of a disastrous collection of jihadist assaults, with that of November 13, the trial of which led to June, and that of the Promenade des Anglais in Good at the moment being tried in the identical courthouse.
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