Carlos the Jackal

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Notorious 'Carlos' Receives His Third Life Sentence

He is convicted of tossing a grenade into a Paris shopping area in 1974

(Newser) - The man known as "Carlos the Jackal" has been convicted in a French court of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced to life in prison for the third time, the AP reports. The Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez is already serving two life sentences in... More »

Carlos the Jackal Could Get Yet Another Life Sentence

Ilich Ramirez Sanchez on trial in Paris over 1974 grenade attack

(Newser) - Ilich Ramirez Sanchez is currently serving two life sentences in Paris; now the man better known as Carlos the Jackal could see that upped to three. In what the AP frames as "a trial that victims' families have been awaiting for decades," the 67-year-old Venezuelan will appear in... More »

Iran to Sue Hollywood Over Argo: Reports

Officials want to take on Hollywood over 'anti-Iran' film

(Newser) - Iran isn't kidding around when it comes to Argo: Displeased with the Oscar-winning film 's "unrealistic portrayal" of the country, authorities are planning to sue, according to Iranian media. A French lawyer is reportedly in Iran, discussing with officials how to move forward with suing Hollywood, the... More »

Carlos the Jackal Goes on Hunger Strike

Protests treatment in notorious maximum security prison

(Newser) - Carlos the Jackal has been on a hunger strike for a week to protest his treatment inside a French prison, and his health is worsening, reports the Daily Mail . A lawyer for the 62-year-old Venezuelan terrorist wrote in a letter that Carlos refuses to eat due to "the deliberate... More »

Carlos the Jackal Sues to Protect Image

From prison, terrorist claims life as his intellectual property

(Newser) - Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, the imprisoned international terrorist better known as Carlos the Jackal, is suing a French production company making a documentary about him, demanding final cut on the film. Ramírez argues that the film will violate his intellectual property rights to his “biographical image” unless... More »

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