Lauded as hero in Paris attack, Malian man made French citizen

January 20, 2015 8:14 PM

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PARIS (Reuters) – The Malian grocery worker hailed as a hero for saving hostages’ lives when an Islamist militant attacked a kosher supermarket in Paris this month was made a French citizen on Tuesday.

Lassana Bathily, 24, was joined by French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Prime Minister Manuel Valls in a packed naturalisation ceremony.

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