When the world gets closer.

We help you see farther.

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter.

Worldcrunch

LIBERATION (France)

PARIS – Three months after the Toulouse shootings, the father of the slain killer Mohamed Merah is suing France for murder. Mohamed Benalel Merah lodged a complaint on Monday in Paris, accusing senior French police officials of murder with aggravating circumstances.

Merah's son killed seven people around the French southern city of Toulouse last March – including three children in a Jewish school. He was killed several days later, following a 32-hour siege of the police forces in front of his apartment.

"When there are 300-400 heavily-armed people in front of a man locked up on his own in his apartment, it raises questions," Zahia Mokhtari, Benalel Merah's lawyer, explained to French newspaper Libération.

The paper also reveals that the Algerian lawyer says he has evidence of Merah's "liquidation": two videos, probably recorded by Merah himself, that could prove it was indeed a murder.

You've reached your monthly limit of free articles.
To read the full article, please subscribe.
Get unlimited access. Support Worldcrunch's unique mission:
  • Exclusive coverage from the world's top sources, in English for the first time.
  • Insights from the widest range of perspectives, languages and countries
  • $2.90/month or $19.90/year. No hidden charges. Cancel anytime.
Already a subscriber? Log in

When the world gets closer, we help you see farther

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter!

Members of the search and rescue team from Miami search the rubble for missing persons at Fort Myers Beach, after Florida was hit by Hurricane Ian.

Sophia Constantino, Laure Gautherin, Anne-Sophie Goninet

👋 Shlamaloukh!*

Welcome to Tuesday, where North Korea reportedly fires a missile over Japan for the first time in five years, Ukrainian President Zelensky signs a decree vowing to never negotiate with Russia while Putin is in power, and a lottery win raises eyebrows in the Philippines. Meanwhile, Argentine daily Clarin looks at how the translation of a Bible in an indigenous language in Chile has sparked a debate over the links between language, colonialism and cultural imposition.

[*Assyrian, Syria]

Keep reading...Show less

When the world gets closer, we help you see farther

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter!
You've reached your monthly limit of free articles.
To read the full article, please subscribe.
Get unlimited access. Support Worldcrunch's unique mission:
  • Exclusive coverage from the world's top sources, in English for the first time.
  • Insights from the widest range of perspectives, languages and countries
  • $2.90/month or $19.90/year. No hidden charges. Cancel anytime.
Already a subscriber? Log in
THE LATEST
FOCUS
TRENDING TOPICS

Central to the tragic absurdity of this war is the question of language. Vladimir Putin has repeated that protecting ethnic Russians and the Russian-speaking populations of Ukraine was a driving motivation for his invasion.

Yet one month on, a quick look at the map shows that many of the worst-hit cities are those where Russian is the predominant language: Kharkiv, Odesa, Kherson.

Watch VideoShow less
MOST READ