The satirical publication Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, September 2, again publishes cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, which caused it to be attacked in 2015. The cartoons will be published in a separate tab of the magazine entitled вЂњA lot of noise from nothingвЂќ. This was announced by Charlie Hebdo on Tuesday on his Twitter.
In the editorial accompanying the issue, it is stated that the re-publication of the cartoons seems a necessary step on the day of the trial of the terrorist accomplices who committed an attack on the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015. At that time, 12 people were killed, including several famous cartoonists and 2 policemen.
The defendants in the new trial will be 14 people вЂ” three of whom are on the international wanted list. They are accused of being members of a terrorist group and supporting the brothers who attacked the publication, as well as another Islamist who killed a police officer and four Jewish supermarket visitors. The defendants face life sentences.
French President Emmanuel Macron refused to criticize the magazine's decision to reprint the cartoons because it is not the president's business to вЂњjudge the editorial choice of journalists or editorial staff. вЂњWe have press freedom,вЂќ he stressed.