October 20, 2021

A Paris court has upheld the life sentence of Carlos de Jacal in the 1974 grenade attack.


Carlos de Jacal, a Venezuelan left-wing militant who carried out worldwide attacks in the 1970s and 1980s, was sentenced to life in prison in 1974 for a deadly grenade attack on a Paris store, the Paris Prosecutor’s Office said. Was

Following the hearings, which began on Wednesday, a special criminal court in Paris upheld the life sentence for the 1974 grenade attack on a popular shopping center in a public drug store. French The capital

Carlos, who carried out several attacks in his support. Palestinian The main reason was the hijacking of a French flight to Uganda in 1976, which ended with an Israeli commando raid. He was also suspected of involvement in 1981. Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty bombedHeadquarters in Munich in which five people were injured. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, the Communist Secret Police Archives reopened, suggesting that Romanian leader Nicolas Kievsco had ordered the attack.

Carlos was convicted of murder in 2017 and sentenced to life in prison, a decision upheld on appeal. But in 2019, France’s highest court sent the case back to court to review its sentence, saying it should not have been convicted of both carrying and using a grenade because it was the same crime. Is equivalent to being sentenced twice.

The self-styled revolutionary, whose real name is Alec Ramirez Sanchez, has been behind bars in France since 1994 when he was arrested by French police. Sudan On the run after two decades

Carlos, now 71, was killed in 1975, killing two French police officers and a police informant, as well as bombings in Paris and Marseille in 1982 and 1983, killing 11 people and wounding dozens. Are serving sentences.

(France 24 with AFP and Reuters)


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