One of the suspects currently on trial in connection to the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January of 2015 is said to have threatened a female police officer in court.
Ali Riza Polat made threats to the female officer who had come to give testimony about the events of the terrorist attack on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and the following attack on a Jewish supermarket by Amédy Coulibaly.
Described as the right-hand man of Coulibaly, Mr Polat yelled “You’re going to pay for it!” at the female investigator, which sparked outrage from the lawyers present in the court, Le Figaro reports.
“It’s outrageous, there are limits that can’t be crossed,” General Counsel Jean-Michel Bourlès said, adding that he would be pursuing charges against Polat over the outburst.
According to the police officer, Polat shared the same radical Islamist beliefs as Coulibaly and spoke of a wiretapped phone call between