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12 January 2015

Charlie Hedbo lawyer announces more Muhammad cartoons

The lawyer who has acted for the Charlie Hebdo magazine for 23 years is continuing to take a prominent role in announcing the plans of the surviving journalists for the satirical weekly.

By Neasa MacErlean

The next issue, out this Wednesday, will include cartoons on Muhammad as well as taking aim at politics and religion, Patrick Malka announced this morning when discussing Wednesday's print run of 1m copies. Ten of its journalists were killed in a terrorist attack last Wednesday. 

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'We are not giving anything up,' he said. 'The spirit of 'Je suis Charlie' means also having the right to blaspheme.' He added that there is never the right to criticise a Jew because he is a Jew, for instance, or a Muslim because he is a Muslim but that the religions themselves can be the subject of any kind of comment. Mr Malka - who has acted for Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the wife of former President Nicolas Sarkozy - is seen as an expert in privacy and media laws. Source: Bien Public

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