Jewish Press of Tampa

Paris court convicts 4 of terrorism

(JTA) – A court in Paris has convicted one man of being accessory to murder in the 2015 jihadist terror attacks on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine and the Hyper Cacher kosher store.

In addition to Ali Riza Polat, a 35-year-old French citizen of Turkish descent, three others on trial since September for the attacks were convicted Dec. 16 of the lesser offense of being a part of a terrorist enterprise. Polat was sentenced to 30 years and the others received sentences ranging from 13 to 20 years for providing the killers with weapons, equipment or intelligence. Another six defendants were convicted of belonging to a criminal enterprise without the aggravated element of terrorism.

Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi murdered 12 people at Charlie Hebdo. Their partner, Amedy Coulibaly, killed four at the kosher store two days later and also killed a police officer. All three attackers were killed.

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