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February 29, 2024

Six Teenagers In France Are Found Guilty Of The Islamist Beheading Of A Teacher

Six Teenagers In France Are Found Guilty Of The Islamist Beheading Of A Teacher

Six teens were found guilty by a juvenile court in France on Friday for their roles in the shocking national beheading of a teacher by an Islamic terrorist.

Six Teenagers In France Are Found Guilty Of The Islamist Beheading Of A Teacher

In 2020, following a class discussion on free speech, teacher Samuel Paty displayed drawings of the Islamic prophet during which he was assassinated outside his classroom. Police shot and killed the attacker, a young radicalised Chechen man.

The teacher was tracked down and identified as the assailant by five of the defendants, who were 14 and 15 years old at the time of the attack, according to the court. Another defendant, who was 13 at the time, was found guilty of fabricating information about the dispute in class to fuel criticism of the teacher online.

The adolescents, who were all Paty’s school students, stated in court that they were unaware that the instructor would be slain. Each received a brief or suspended prison sentence, as well as instructions to continue attending classes or working during their suspended periods and getting frequent exams from medical professionals.

They said nothing as they departed the courtroom. While they listened to the verdicts, other people had their heads down. One seemed to mop up tears.

After a class discussion on free speech in which he displayed prophet cartoons from the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Paty’s identity was made public on social media. In 2015, the publication was the catalyst for a murderous extremist attack that occurred in the Charlie Hebdo newsroom.

On October 16, 2020, Paty, a history and geography teacher, was assassinated by attacker Abdoullakh Anzorov close to his school in a Paris suburb.

The five who revealed Paty’s identity to the assailant were found guilty of conspiring to commit severe assault.

The sixth defendant falsely stated that before Paty showed the class the prophet drawings, he had ordered Muslim pupils to raise their hands and leave the room. She eventually admitted to lying to investigators, saying she wasn’t in the classroom that day. She was found guilty of making untrue claims.

In a video that was posted online and encouraged mobilisation against the instructor, her father told the falsehood. He is one of eight adults who will stand trial separately for adult involvement in the death, along with a radical Islamic activist who assisted in spreading hateful messages about Paty. The trial is scheduled to take place late in the following year.

The trial was held behind closed doors, and French law surrounding minors prohibits the media from revealing the identities of the accused.

The trial is taking place weeks after a former pupil who was suspected of being radicalised by Islam killed a teacher in a school attack in northern France in October, leaving three other people injured. In response to the death, which took place in the midst of international tensions over the Israel-Hamas conflict, French authorities sent 7,000 more soldiers nationwide to increase security and surveillance.

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