World January 2015 attacks in Paris: The trial will take place from September 2 to November 10
Christchurch mosque attacks: Gunman pleads guilty to all charges
The man due to go on trial for the 15 March Christchurch mosque attacks has this morning pleaded guilty to all the charges he was facing. At the High Court in Christchurch, Brenton Tarrant admitted 51 of murder, 40 of attempted murder and one under the Terrorism Suppression Act. Until today he had denied all of the charges and was scheduled to stand trial in June. The guilty plea means he has become New Zealand's first convicted terrorist.The 29-year-old showed no emotion as he appeared via audiovisual link in the High Court at around 10am.No explanation for Tarrant's change of heart was given during today's hearing.
The trial for the assizes of the January 2015 attacks in Paris, supposed to start in early May, has been postponed due to restrictions linked to the coronavirusINQUIRY - The trial for the assizes of the January 2015 attacks in Paris, supposed to start in early May, has been postponed due to restrictions linked to coronavirus
The trial for the January 2015 attacks in Paris s '' will open on September 2, 2020, until November 10. It had been postponed on March 25 due to the Covid-19 crisis.
The President of the Assize Court considered that “it was not conceivable (…) to bring together the court, all the parties, the witnesses and legal experts in sufficiently satisfactory sanitary conditions even when the proceedings had to extend for several weeks ”.
On January 7, 2015, the Chérif and Saïd Kouachi brothers killed 12 people in the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris before fleeing. The next day, Amédy Coulibaly killed a municipal policewoman in Montrouge, near Paris, then on January 9, he murdered four men, all Jewish, during the hostage-taking of the Hyper Cacher store in eastern Paris. He was shot dead on the spot in a police assault, the Kouachi brothers having been killed shortly before in a printing house where they had entrenched themselves, in Dammartin-en-Goële (Seine-et-Marne).... / ... More information to follow
Liliane Marchais, widow of Georges, carried away by the coronavirus .
84 years old, the widow of Georges Marchais died Thursday of Covid-19 in an Ehpad. © Bernard Bisson / Sygma via Getty Images Liliane Marchais, widow of the former secretary general of the Communist Party Georges Marchais, died Thursday of coronavirus in an Ehpad, at the age of 84, announced the current number one of the PCF Fabien Roussel. Born in 1935 in Malakoff (Hauts-de-Seine), she joined the Communist Party in 1952 and the CGT in 1953.