Attack at the islamic cultural Centre of Québec: heroes honored

Attentat au Centre culturel islamique de Québec: des héros honorés

Five men who have dedicated themselves, even giving their lives in the attack at the islamic cultural Centre of Quebec, will be honoured by the governor general of Canada, Julie Payette.

They are part of the 123 people who will receive a title of the representative of the queen in Canada in a ceremony that will take place when the health situation will allow it.

Death under the balls of Alexander Bissonnette, Azzedine Soufiane will be entitled posthumously the Star of courage, for sacrificing his life by trying to disarm the shooter on the 29th of January 2017.

The family of Azzedine Soufiane

Said Akjour and Mohamed Khabar will receive the Medal of bravery for trying to face the shooter, while Aymen Derbali will receive the same recognition for having destabilized Alexandre Bissonnette. Mr. Derbali, who has received seven balls to the shooter, remained paralyzed from the waist down to the legs since this event. He moves his arms with difficulty.

Said Akjour

Aymen Derbali

For its part, the Medal of bravery will also be attributed to Hakim Chambaz, who has rescued a young girl during this tragedy.

Convicted of having killed six men and injured many others in the great mosque of Quebec in January 2017, Bissonnette has been sentenced to a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole before the age of 40, but the judgment regarding the sentence has been appealed.

Other acts of bravery highlighted

Other acts of heroism that occurred in Quebec will also be rewarded by the governor general of Canada.

Charlie’brien will receive the Medal of bravery for rescuing a little girl from a burning house in Mistissini, in Nord-du-Québec, may 9, 2018.

Same thing for Myriam Côté of Montreal to have saved a man from drowning in Puerto Plata, dominican Republic, march 30, 2018.

Pierre Lessard will also receive this Medal of valor for helping his wife taking in his submerged vehicle in the river Kiamika in Lac-des-Écorces in the Laurentians.

The governor general Julie Payette will also provide decorations for meritorious service, as well as for the volunteer.

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