Rabu, 22 September 2021

Carlos the Jackal seeks shorter French jail term at new trial -

Carlos the Jackal, the Venezuelan militant who was behind some of the biggest terror attacks of the 1970s and 1980s, appeared in a Paris court Wednesday in an attempt to have one of his three life sentences reduced.

The self-styled revolutionary, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, has been behind bars in France since 1994, when French police caught up with him in Sudan after two decades on the run.

The trial is the third in four years over a grenade attack in Paris in 1974 that killed two people and injured dozens. 

- No DNA evidence -

Three days of hearings have been scheduled.

No DNA evidence or fingerprints were found after the bombing, but a former comrade-in-arms linked Carlos to the attack.

Carlos is also serving life sentences over the 1975 murders of two French policemen and a police informer, as well as for a series of bombings in Paris and Marseille in 1982 and 1983 that killed a total of 11 people and left dozens injured.

"I am a professional revolutionary; revolution is my job," he told a French court in 2018.

Carlos and five other gunmen took 11 energy ministers and dozens of others hostage.

The hostages were later released in return for a hefty ransom, and their abductors walked free.


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