PARIS (Reuters) -A French court docket on Friday convicted six youngsters in reference to the 2020 beheading of historical past instructor Samuel Paty, whose homicide shocked the nation.

The instructor had proven his pupils caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in a category on freedom of expression, angering some Muslim dad and mom. Most Muslims keep away from depictions of prophets, contemplating them to be blasphemous.

Amongst these on trial was a teenage woman who had allegedly advised her dad and mom that Paty had requested Muslim pupils to depart the room earlier than displaying the caricatures.

The court docket discovered her responsible of getting made false accusation expenses and slanderous feedback, because it was established that she was not within the class on the time.

The opposite adolescents had been discovered responsible of expenses associated to collaborating in a pre-meditated prison conspiracy and serving to to organize an ambush.

Paty, 47, was killed outdoors his faculty in a Paris suburb by an 18-year-old assailant of Chechen origin, who was shot lifeless by police quickly after the assault.

The court docket discovered these adolescents as responsible of getting identified Paty to the assassin.

The heaviest sentence was given to an adolescent who was formally given a 6-month jail sentence, though he ought to be capable of serve this at residence whereas underneath digital surveillance.

The woman who was discovered responsible of constructing false accusations and slanderous feedback was given an 18-month suspended sentence and placed on probation measures for 2 years.

(Reporting by Juliette Jabkhiro, Clotaire Aichi and Dominique Vidalon;Modifying by Sudip Kar-Gupta)

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