Malian 'hero' of Paris supermarket siege granted French nationality

January 21, 2015

The Muslim employee of the kosher supermarket attacked in Paris, Lassana Bathily, said Tuesday night he was "very proud and very touched" to have received French citizenship during a ceremony at the Ministry of the Interior. The 24-year-old helped save Jewish shoppers who were taken hostage last week by the jihadist Amedy Coulibaly.