Charlie Hebdo cartoonist’s widow brings legal action over ‘security flaws’

London, July 8 (ANI): The wife of one of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists killed during the Paris terror attacks is reportedly bringing a legal action to identify flaws in the security response.

Maryse, wife of cartoonist Georges Wolinski, who was killed on January 7 this year when two gunmen attacked the satirical magazine’s Paris office, has initiated civil proceedings to seek access to police files, reported The Guardian.

She told French radio station RTL that she believed the response furnished by the police at the time was inadequate, adding that she wanted to know the truth behind her husband’s death. She said, “I’m not angry with those who are left behind, I am angry in general about what has happened. Were there failings?”

Maryse pointed out that there were several phone calls from different people in the building before the gunmen stormed Charlie Hebdo’s headquarter. “Therefore, one wonders why it was three officers on bicycles who arrived when the reports were of two armed men wearing hoods and masks,” she asked.

She is asking a judge to order a probe into the security response-an inquiry that would otherwise be carried out as a matter of course. The case could prompt a criminal investigation into any flaws identified.

Meanwhile, France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that he understood that the victims’ families had questions, adding that it was ‘their right to know the truth’. (ANI)

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