The trial begins on appeal against Carlos ‘El Chacal’ for the 1974 attack in Paris

Ⓒ AFP/Archivos – Bertrand Guay – | The Venezuelan Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, alias Carlos “El Chacal” (d), sentenced in 2017 to life imprisonment for an attack committed 44 years ago in Paris arrives on December 9, 2013 at the Palace of Justice of the French capital

The trial on appeal against the Venezuelan Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka Carlos “El Chacal”, sentenced in 2017 to life imprisonment for an attack committed 44 years ago in Paris, opened on Monday in the French capital.

Ramírez Sánchez, 68, was sentenced in March 2017 to the maximum penalty for the “terrorist” attack of September 15, 1974 against a shopping gallery on the Parisian boulevard of Saint Germain, which left two dead and dozens injured.

Dressed entirely in black, Ramírez Sánchez entered the courtroom, raising his right fist, defiantly, before sending a kiss to the journalists.

Emblematic figure of the armed propaganda groups of the 1970s and 1980s, sitting in the dock of the accused behind a glass, appeared before the judges as a “revolutionary by profession” of “Venezuelan and Palestinian” nationality.

This will be the last trial of this exactivist of the Palestinian cause, which already purges two life sentences for a triple homicide in 1975 in Paris and four bombings in the 1980s, which left 11 dead and 191 injured.

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