Solidarity with Charlie Hebdo: GUE/NGL condemns massacre


GUE/NGL MEPs were shocked to learn this morning of the shooting at the Paris headquarters of the French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. This serious and horrific massacre is a tragedy at both a national and European level.

In Europe, freedom of expression and freedom of thought are indestructible and inalienable rights and the attempt on the lives of Charlie Hebdo journalists and staff can only be considered with deep emotion and horror.

Everything must be done by the French police and authorities to arrest the criminals responsible for this unspeakable carnage and to ensure that light is shed on the causes and motivations of the perpetrators of this abject crime.

GUE/NGL MEPs express their sincere condolences, solidarity and support to the families of the victims as well as to the staff of Charlie Hebdo.

Brussels, 7/1/15