Suspected Charlie Hebdo accomplice deported to France

Suspected Charlie Hebdo accomplice deported to France
By Michael Daventry
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Peter Cherif, accused of helping the Kouachi brothers, was arrested in Djibouti last week


A French man suspected of helping the two brothers who carried out the January 2015 Charlie Hebdo killings in January 2015 has been arrested in Djibouti.

Peter Cherif — who is also known as Abu Hamza — is now in police custody in France after he was deported over the weekend.

"This terrorist played an important part in the planning of the attack against Charlie Hebdo," France's Defence Minister Florence Parly told RTL radio.

"This shows the fight against terrorism is long-term endeavour and that when we keep this commitment and determination, we get this kind of result, so it's great news."

The 36-year-old will now face trial on suspicion of aiding Said and Cherif Kouachi , who died in a police raid two days after they killed 12 members of staff at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo,

They were part of a wave of attacks across Paris that inspired the Je Suis Charlie movement..

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