France’s biggest satirical weekly, “Le Canard Enchaine” said it received a gruesome death threat the day after gunmen shot dead 12 people in an attack against Charlie Hebdo magazine.
Le Canard Enchaine says in its edition being released Wednesday that an email sent to the paper on January 8 warned “It’s your turn” and threatened to slash its journalists to pieces “with an axe”.
“Given the context, surveillance was strengthened” and police have opened an investigation, the paper wrote.
Le Canard Enchaine is the country’s most popular satirical weekly, with a circulation of almost half a million compared to Charlie Hebdo’s 60,000.
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