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Charlie Hebdo: a trial for history and memory

Wednesday, September 2, in Paris, the unusual trial of the attacks against the editorial staff of Charlie Hebdo, Montrouge and the Hyper Cacher that terrorized France in January 2015 begins.
In his editorial, Riss, who survived the massacre and now heads the newspaper’s editorial staff, names “those we lost” so as not to forget them: “That day. Cabu, Wolinski, Charb, Tignous, Honoré, Elsa, Bernard, Mustapha. Franck, Michel, Frédéric and Ahmed. And the following days. Clarissa, Philippe, Yohan, Yoav and François-Michel.”
Five years later, the culprits of these abject killings are no longer there, but their alleged accomplices will have to answer before justice. Until November 10, the trial, exceptionally filmed, will bring together 200 civil parties, 144 witnesses and 14 experts.
This is a painful and necessary step for the survivors and the families of the 17 victims. It is also and above all a historic moment in the fight for freedom of expression.

To see our previous weekly editorials on international news, take a look here!

  • Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), Le Temps
    Charlie Hebdo: a trial for history and memory - Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), Le Temps
  • Plantu (France), Le Monde
    Charlie Hebdo: a trial for history and memory - Plantu (France), Le Monde
  • Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico)
    Charlie Hebdo: a trial for history and memory - Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico)
    January 2015
  • Kroll (Belgique Belgium)
    Charlie Hebdo: a trial for history and memory - Kroll (Belgique Belgium)
    The "Charlie" trial - The time has come to talk again about these other viruses - Fanaticism - Islamism - Obscurantism - Fundamentalism - Terrorism
  • Kak (France), L’Opinion
    Charlie Hebdo: a trial for history and memory - Kak (France), L’Opinion
    Assize Court - Attacks 2015 - Charlie Hebdo - HyperCacher - Can we film everything? - Except the prophet. - Police - Press.
  • Mykaïa (France)
    Charlie Hebdo: a trial for history and memory - Mykaïa (France)
    Beginning of the trial of the attacks of January 2015 - I made this drawing to denounce the fact that five years later, the fundamentalist Islamic ideology, liberticidal and anti-republican, responsible for the attacks, still thrives and continues to gangster French society... - Make me a drawing about the beginning of the school year... - Editor-in-chief
  • Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), L’Echo
    Charlie Hebdo: a trial for history and memory - Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), L’Echo
    Almost six years after the attacks... Yes to freedom of expression, but...
  • Lars Refn (Danemark / Denmark)
    Charlie Hebdo: a trial for history and memory - Lars Refn (Danemark / Denmark)
    Again! - Charlie's front page -
  • Soulcié (France), Marianne
    Charlie Hebdo: a trial for history and memory - Soulcié (France), Marianne
    "Charlie" republishes the cartoons of Mohammed - ...Don't let them pay you shit - Private security.
  • Herrmann (Suisse / Switzerland), La Tribune de Genève
    Charlie Hebdo: a trial for history and memory - Herrmann (Suisse / Switzerland), La Tribune de Genève
    Charlie Hebdo republishes the cartoons of Mohammed - So? - We are getting used to it!
  • Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), Le Temps
  • Plantu (France), Le Monde
  • Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico)
  • Kroll (Belgique Belgium)
  • Kak (France), L’Opinion
  • Mykaïa (France)
  • Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), L’Echo
  • Lars Refn (Danemark / Denmark)
  • Soulcié (France), Marianne
  • Herrmann (Suisse / Switzerland), La Tribune de Genève