2 survivors of Charlie Hebdo terror to leave satirical paper

AP News
Posted: Sep 26, 2015 12:29 PM

PARIS (AP) — Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French newspaper whose staff was decimated in a January terror massacre, will soon see two of its surviving journalists leave.

Artistic director Luz had said in May that he planned to end his career as a Charlie Hebdo cartoonist. In this week's issue, he made known in a cartoon that next week would be his last.

Medical emergency assistant Pelloux, who wrote for the weekly, said in an interview Saturday on iTele that he was also leaving, "probably" in January.

Charlie Hebdo mocked religions, including Islam's prophet Mohammed. Luz drew the cover cartoon — a weeping Mohammed, saying "All is forgiven" — in the issue following the Jan. 7 attack by Islamic extremists on the paper, which left 12 people dead.