Sunday, November 6, 2011

Carlos The Jackal Faces New Paris Trial

The British newspaper the Guardian reports that the international terrorist and convicted murderer known as Carlos the Jackal will stand trial again in Paris, France.

Already in a French prison for life for the murder of two policemen and an informant, this trial will determine Carlos' role in four bombings that killed 11 people.

He was the son of a millionaire lawyer who became one of the world's most wanted men: a globe-trotting criminal mastermind and self-styled professional revolutionary said to have been responsible for bombings, hijackings and shootings across the world. They called him Carlos the Jackal.

Now, some three decades after he spread terror across the globe, the Jackal, whose real name is Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, is set to face trial in Paris in a case that could decide whether he ever steps outside a prison again.

You can read the rest of the newspaper story via the below link:

You can also read an earlier post about the terrorist and his friends and supporters, the Communist East German Stasi secret police, as well a link to a story about the outstanding film made about him (which he reportedly hated), via the below link:

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