Hostage of Paris gunmen sues TV and radio journalists for exposing his hiding place

PARIS — The Paris prosecutors’ office says an investigation has been opened after one of the hostages in the January attacks around Paris sued some television and radio stations for having put his life in danger.

Twenty people were killed, including the three attackers, in the Islamic extremist attacks around Paris that ended with police raids on a printing plant and a kosher supermarket where hostages were being held.

At the printing plant north of Paris, hostage Lilian Lepere was hiding in a cupboard under a sink, apparently unknown to the gunmen, when at least three television and radio stations revealed his possible presence. He was eventually released unharmed.

Lepere’s lawyer, Antoine Casubolo Ferro, told The Associated Press that the complaint aims to increase media awareness of life-threatening situations.

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