French prosecutor says students helped find killer in teacher

The French terrorism prosecutor says that the 18-year-old suspected killer of a French teacher who showed the caricature of Prophet Muhammad in the classroom helped identify the victimized students.

PARIS – The 18-year-old suspected killer of a French teacher who showed the caricature of Prophet Muhammad in class paid students to help him identify the victim, a French terrorism prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Prosecutor Jean-François Ricard said a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old are among seven people who appeared before an investigating magistrate on charges of “complicity in murder in relation to a terrorist attack” and “criminal conspiracy”.

The suspect, who attacked and teacher Samuel Patty near Paris on Friday, offered students at the school, where Patty taught 300-350 euros ($ 355- $ 415) to help get the teacher out So, Richard said during a news conference.

“The investigation established that the offender knew the teacher’s name, the school’s name and his address, yet he did not have the means to identify him,” the prosecutor said, adding that the identification was only possible with the help is. Students of the same school

“That’s why the Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office has decided to prosecute two under-18 minors, whose implication in the identity of the victim for the murder appears to be decisive,” he said.

A terrorist investigation is underway to kill Patty. Authorities have identified the killer as Abdullakh Anjorov. The 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee was later shot dead by police.

Anzorov claimed responsibility in a text with a photo of the victim found on his phone.

Other suspects also include the father of a student, who has posted videos on social media calling for mobilization against the teacher and an Islamist activist who helped broadcast viral messages to the person who gave the letter Gave the name and the address of the school, Rickard said.

According to the prosecutor, two more people, aged 18 and 19, are alleged to have been helped by the attacker when they bought weapons including a weapon, a knife and an airsoft gun. One of them allegedly fired Anzorov, who lived in the town of Normandy, Everex, about 90 kilometers (56 mi) from the school, near the school for about three hours before the murder.

Another 18-year-old suspect had close contact with the attacker and supported radical Islamism, Rickard said.

Of the three, who were friends of Enzorov, he reportedly stated that “he was ‘fanatical’ for several months, with changes in behavior, anatomy, isolation, mosques and jihad and ambiguity about Islam.” Was marked with. State group. ”

On Wednesday morning, the French government issued an order to dissolve the mass Sheikh Yasin, a domestic terrorist Islamic group. Government spokesman Gabriel Atal said it was “implicated, linked to Friday’s attack” and was used to promote anti-republican hate speech. Other groups will be dissolved “in the coming weeks” for similar reasons.

Named after a Palestinian Hamas strongman, Collective Sheikh Yasin was founded in the early 2000s by an Islamic activist who is among the seven people accused of being the attacker’s partner.

Attall also confirmed that the government ordered a shutdown for six months in Pentin, a suburb of northeastern Paris.

The Pentin Mosque is being punished for rejecting the angry father’s message on social media.

Authorities say it has long been following the Salamist path, a harsh interpretation of the Muslim holy book.

A national memorial program is to be held in the courtyard of the Sorbonne University on Wednesday evening.


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