A French comedian charged with condoning terrorism is set to go on trial over a Facebook comment, in which he is accused of expressing support for Ahmedy Coulibaly, a gunman who killed four hostages and a policewoman in January.
Dieudonne Mbala told a Paris court on Wednesday that he condemned last month’s deadly Paris attacks “without any ambiguity” as he stood trial.
“Of course I condemn the attacks without any restraint and without any ambiguity,” Dieudonne said.
The controversial comedian angered French authorities after posting a statement online saying “Je Suis Charlie Coulibaly” (I am Charlie Coulibaly), after thousands marched in the French capital with the slogan “Je Suis Charlie” in solidarity with the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
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