3 Sep 2020

Trial begins for those accused of Chalie Hebdo attacks

From Morning Report, 6:40 am on 3 September 2020

Five years after the deadly terrorist attack of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a trial of fourteen accused suspects has begun in Paris.

The magazine has chosen to reprint the controversial caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad which may have prompted the attack.

The paper said the drawings "belong to history, and history cannot be rewritten nor erased".

It will also carry a tribute to the magazine's employees who were killed.

BBC Paris correspondent Hugh Schofield speaks to Susie Ferguson.