France 24
France 24 17 Oct 2020

France to rally in solidarity of beheaded teacher in Paris suburb

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Rallies in dozens of cities across France were expected Sunday in a show of solidarity and defiance following the decapitation of a teacher outside his school for showing pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.


Rallies in dozens of cities across France were expected Sunday in a show of solidarity and defiance following the decapitation of a teacher outside his school for showing pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
Rallies have taken place across France in support of Samuel Paty.
He was a school teacher, murdered after showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed during a lesson about freedom of speech.
A suspect was shot dead but nine others are in custody.
Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports.
Nine people have been arrested over the beheading of a French school teacher in a Paris suburb on Friday. The suspect, shot dead by police shortly after the attack, was an 18-year-old Chechen, according to an AFP source.
A United Nations investigator of human rights violations in Belarus is warning of another "iron curtain" descending on Europe.
And the UN's human rights council wants an independent investigation into allegations of torture and other abuses following last month's disputed election result.
One of the many victims has been speaking to Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen in the capital, Minsk.

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