According to one report, French authorities charged three more suspects in the murder of French history teacher Samuel Paty.
Paty, 47, was beheaded in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, a Paris suburb last month after showing students a cartoon about the Prophet Muhammad as a way of discussing freedom of speech during a conversation. discuss in class. His killer, Abdullakh Anzorov, 18, was shot dead by police.
The animation was released in satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in September to mark the start of the 2015 trial of the magazine’s employee assault by gunmen.
French police said the two men in custody, both 18 years old – a Frenchman and a Russian-Chechen native ̵1; were linked to Paty’s killer, Anzorov. A 17-year-old woman has also been accused of having sex with one of the two men. She is currently in a youth detention center. The three people, charged with “conspiracy to terrorize crime”, were detained in separate areas of France, according to AFP.
Ten people have been charged in connection with the murder so far, including a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old child charged with pointing out Paty to his killer.
Paty’s murder sparked outrage in France, prompting French President Emmanuel Macron to announce his campaign to crack down on Islamic terror.