– Charlie Hebdo: Classmates protest innocence of suspect Hamyd Mourad, 18, with school alibi (Independent, Jan 8, 2015):
Two other suspects, brothers named as Cherif and Said Kouachi aged 32 and 34 respectively, are wanted by police as it is alleged that they are the two gunmen who fled Paris this afternoon.
Police say that Mourad was being held without charge after he went to them after the incident and his peers say that he was in the same classes. It was reported that the young man recently graduated from a school in his home town of Charleville-Mézières.
A teenager who tweeted with the handle @babydroma said that Mourad was in her philosophy class. She said: “Please, he was in [school] all morning, he’s in my class.”
She also added that she wanted to defend the suspect but she claims the two were not close friends and she had only spoken to him around five times.