Carlos The Jackal

Carlos the Jackal sentenced to life in jail

PARIS (Reuters) - Carlos the Jackal, the leftist militant who carried out attacks across the globe in the 1970s and 1980s, had the life sentence he had been given for a deadly grenade attack on a Paris shop in 1974, confirmed on Thursday, the Paris Prosecutor’s Office said. Carlos was...
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Carlos the Jackal loses appeal against life sentence for 1974 attack in Paris

Left-wing militant Carlos the Jackal, who carried out terror attacks across the world, has had his appeal to reduce one of his life sentences rejected.Carlos, born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, is serving three life sentences, the third which was passed in 2017 over a 1974 grenade attack on Paris’ Champs Elysees that killed two people and injured 36.He has been in prison in France since he was captured in Sudan by French special forces in 1994.The 71-year-old appeared in court hoping to reduce his jail term, but instead his third life sentence was confirmed, Paris Prosecutor’s Office said.Carlos has always shirked...
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Carlos the Jackal seeks shorter French jail term at new trial

Carlos the Jackal, the Venezuelan militant who was behind some of the biggest terror attacks of the 1970s and 1980s, appeared in a Paris court Wednesday in an attempt to have one of his three life sentences reduced. Carlos, who carried out several attacks in support of the Palestinian cause, was convicted of murder in 2017 and sentenced to life in prison, a verdict that was upheld on appeal.

Lebanese associate of Carlos the Jackal dies in Damascus hospital

Lebanese militant Anis Naccache, an accomplice of the notorious Carlos the Jackal, died Monday of coronavirus in a Damascus hospital at the age of 70, Syrian state media said. Naccache took part in the 1975 OPEC conference hostage-taking in Vienna. Hailing him as a "thinker and freedom fighter", the official SANA news agency said he was "admitted into intensive care two days ago... because his health deteriorated as a result of Covid-19". Authorities will repatriate his remains for burial in Lebanon, said the pro-Damascus Al-Mayadeen television channel.