Daesh gunman’s fugitive widow convicted in 2015 Paris attacks

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Paris (AP) – The fugitive widow of a Daesh gunman and a man described as his logistician have been convicted of terrorism charges in the trial of 14 people linked to the January 2015 attacks in Paris against the satirical Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher supermarket.

Wednesday’s verdict ends the three-month trial of the 14 people linked to the three days of killings across Paris claimed jointly by the Daesh group and Al-Qaeda.

During the proceedings, France was struck by new attacks, a wave of coronavirus infections among the defendants, and devastating testimony bearing witness to bloodshed that continues to shake France.

All three attackers died in police raids. The widow, Hayat Boumeddiene, fled to Syria and is believed to still be alive. The two men who spirited her out of France, who were also tried in absentia, are thought to be dead.