Kosher store hero Bathily gets French citizenship

January 21, 2015 1:04 AM

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The man credited with saving many lives in the deadly attack on a Paris kosher supermarket has been made a French citizen. The French interior minister hailed the Malian immigrant's actions as an "act of humanity."

In a ceremony in the French capital on Tuesday, government officials honored the heroism of 24-year-old Malian immigrant Lassana Bathily, the man now credited with saving many lives during a terrorist attack on a kosher supermarket which left four Jewish men dead earlier this month.

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