Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier pushed free speech limits until his death

January 7, 2015 11:16 PM

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“I'd rather die standing than live on my knees," Stephane Charbonnier, editor and cartoonist at Charlie Hebdo, said in the years following a firebombing of the magazine’s Paris offices.

On Wednesday, Charbonnier – known as “Charb” – was mowed down by Islamic terrorists during a staff meeting at the publication, dying, as he had predicted, in the pursuit of free speech.

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