Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Carlos the Jackal : French Hand Imprisoned Terrorist And Murderer Third Life Sentence

The BBC reports that the imprisoned terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal (so named because the French police found a copy of Frederick Forsyth’s classic thriller Day of the Jackal in his abandoned apartment) was again sentenced to life in prison

Carlos the Jackal, a notorious Venezuelan militant serving two life sentences, has been handed a third by a French court.

The self-styled revolutionary, whose real name is Iliac Ramirez Sanchez and is now 67, was convicted of a 1974 grenade attack on a Paris shop.

Ramirez threw a grenade into the shopping area, killing two and injuring 34 others, the court found.

He denied the charges and called the trial, 43 years later, "absurd".

Born into a wealthy Venezuelan family, Ramirez studied in Moscow before joining a militant group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. He converted to Islam in 1975.

When his latest trial began in early March, he said that any killings he had committed had been carried out in the name of "the revolution" and condemned "scavenging" lawyers and "Zionist interests".

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You can also read an earlier post on Ramirez (who ought to be known as Carlos the Jackass) via the below link:

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