A French court on Wednesday found guilty all 14 defendants, including two Turkish origin accomplices, of involvement in the 2015 attacks on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket on the outskirts of Paris.
The accomplices were found guilty on a string of charges, ranging from membership of a criminal network to complicity in the attacks, France 24 news site reported.
The attack at Charlie Hebdo’s Paris office was the first in a series of attacks over three days in January 2015, marking the onset of a surge in violence by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Europe that claimed the lives of 250 people.
Among those sentenced on Wednesday are Ali Riza Polat, a 35-year-old French-Turkish friend of Amedy Coulibaly, a Paris gunman who murdered five people in the two attacks.
Polat, described as the “right-hand man” of Coulibaly, was sentenced to 30 years in prison, France 24 said.
Another Turkish origin defendant, Belgian national Metin Karasular, accused of providing Coulibaly with a weapon, was sentenced to eight years in prison, it said.
The court found Coubaliy’s partner, Hayat Boumeddiene, guilty of financing terrorism and belonging to a criminal terrorist network, sentencing her to 30 years in prison.
The verdicts arrive as France has been shaken by the murder of French history teacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded on Oct. 16 after discussing and showing cartoons of Prophet Mohammed to his students during lessons about freedom of expression.
The killing prompted French President Emmanuel Macron to announce a crackdown on radical Islamand sparked a row with some Muslim countries after the French leader defended the right to use the images in the context of freedom of speech.