Name of Charlie Hebdo victim misspelled on commemorative plaque

5th January 2016, Comments 0 comments

The name of one of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists killed in the attack on the French satirical newspaper's offices is misspelled on the commemorative plaque to the victims unveiled by President Francois Hollande on Tuesday.

Georges Wolinski's name appeared as "Georges Wolinsky" on the plaque that lists the 11 people shot dead in the attack by jihadist gunmen on the newspaper's then offices in Paris on January 7, 2015.

Paris city authorities said the company that carried out the engraving of the plaque had made the mistake and would correct the name later Tuesday.

An official said Wolinski's widow, Maryse, had been informed of the error and the action that was being taken.


© 2016 AFP

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