In this Jan. 7, 2015, file photo, an injured person is transported to an ambulance after a shooting at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris, France. The terrorism trial of 14 people linked to the January 2015 Paris attacks on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket ended Wednesday with four convictions. AP

(JTA) — A court in Paris has convicted one man of being accessory to murder in the 2015 jihadist terror attacks on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine and the Hyper Cacher kosher store.

In addition to Ali Riza Polat, a 35-year-old French citizen of Turkish descent, three others on trial since September for the attacks were convicted Wednesday of the lesser offense of being a part of a terrorist enterprise. They have yet to be sentenced but may spend more than 10 years behind bars, Le Monde reported.

The four men were among 14 people on trial in connection with the terrorist assaults in January 2015, whose actual perpetrators were killed after jointly planning the attacks.

Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi carried out the attack on Charlie Hebdo and were killed there after murdering 12 people. Their partner, Amedy Coulibaly, killed four at the kosher store two days later before he was shot dead by police. Coulibaly also killed a police officer.

Polat and the others — Nezar Pastor Alwatik, Amar Ramdani and Willy Prevost — were prosecuted for providing the killers with the necessary weapons, equipment or intelligence to carry out the attacks.

Another six defendants were convicted of belonging to a criminal enterprise without the aggravated element of terrorism.


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