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Saturday, 10 January 2015

Sputnik International Presents… The Pen Versus the Sword: The Aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo Terakt

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Swiss baker with loaves of bread with “Je suis Charlie” (I am Charlie) written on them to commemorate the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terakt on 9 January 2015.


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A vigil for the Charlie Hebdo terakt victims in front of City Hall in downtown Montréal (Région Montréal) QC CANADA on 7 January 2015.


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A man places a candle at a makeshift memorial outside the Consulate General of France in San Francisco (City and County of San Francisco) CA USA during a vigil for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terakt.


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Amandine Marbach from Strasbourg (Département Bas-Rhin. Région Alsace) FRANCE took part in a vigil for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terakt, in Union Square Park in New York (Borough of Manhattan. New York County) NY USA.


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A crowd at Largo do Machado square in Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro State. Southeast Region) BRAZIL hold a banner reading, “I am Charlie” in tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terakt.


00 Charlie Hebdo terakt 06. 10.01.15

International organisations and high-ranking government officials from all over the world condemned the attack.


On 7 January 2015, masked gunmen stormed the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in central Paris. The terrorists killed twelve people, including four cartoonists, two police officers, and a commentator for France Inter radio network. It was common knowledge that Charlie Hebdo lampooned Islam, as well as other religions, which might well have motivated the attack. The gunmen managed to flee from the terakt scene, prompting a manhunt by French police. Police identified three suspects:

  • Said Kouachi (born 1980)
  • his brother Cherif Kouachi (born 1982)
  • Hamyd Mourad (born 1996)

The last-named has already turned himself in, claiming that he has an alibi. According to French Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve, police arrested seven people on suspicion of involvement in the terakt.

9 January 2015

Sputnik International



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