Dec. 8 (UPI) — Six center college college students tried for his or her involvement within the 2020 beheading of French historical past instructor Samuel Paty had been discovered responsible by a Paris juvenile court docket on Friday, with most receiving suspended sentences.

5 of the scholars drew suspended 14-month sentences on conspiracy fees, whereas the sixth was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment with all however six months suspended, the New York Times and the French every day Le Figaro reported.

The sixth scholar, accused of describing Paty to his attacker, will serve his six-month sentence beneath home arrest and should put on an digital bracelet.

The court docket mentioned the sentences took into consideration “the seriousness of the info” within the case of Paty, a 47-year-old historical past and geography instructor who was stabbed after which beheaded in October 2020 close to his college in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris.

Police mentioned Abdoullakh Anzorov, an 18-year-old Russian refugee of Chechen origin, killed the teacher after Paty had angered a few of his Islamic college students by displaying controversial caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad throughout a dialogue of the 2015 attack on the French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo.

Anzorov was shot and killed by French police shortly after the incident, whereas the teenage college students had been charged with aiding the killer.

Juvenile officers additionally mentioned they thought of the “character” and “growth” of the six teenagers, aged between 13 and 15, in passing down the sentence. They’re amongst of a complete of 14 folks charged in reference to the case — one other trial is planned for eight adults on the finish of 2024.

The dearth of jail time for any of the scholars in a terrorism case that shocked the nation angered advocates for the sufferer, French media reported. One lawyer for Paty’s household left the court docket on the verge of tears.

“It is a troublesome choice for the household; there may be disappointment, anger, incomprehension,” legal professional Virginie Le Roy informed reporters. “The sentences don’t dwell as much as the info, the drama. This can be a unhealthy sign for the household, for the scholars and for the academics.”

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