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    Charlie Hebdo producer says if the magazine changed its style, it would "kill the attack's victims again".

    MOSCOW, January 13 (Sputnik) – The publication of the next issue of the French Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine will be difficult, but it will stay in line with its previous policy, paying tribute to the victims of the recent terror attack, a journalist who works for Charlie Hebdo told Sputnik radio Tuesday.

    "It will be very difficult, but we are going to try… The new Charlie for next week is now ready. It is going to be published on Wednesday, one million. We are going on the same, exactly the same line. We are not going to move one centimeter [from] what we wanted and what we were. Because … if we change, as I said before, is as if we kill them [victims of the attack] again," Angelique Kourounis, Charlie Hebdo journalist and producer, told Sputnik radio.

    Kourounis deplored the loss of "great, fantastic journalists" and said "it will be very hard to find other people like them".

    The journalist also noted that the magazine's staff is multiconfessional, while Muslims, Jews, Catholic and Orthodox Christians, as well as non-believers work for Charlie Hebdo, which has always pursued secularist policy.

    "Religion is not the public staff. That's the line of Charlie Hebdo," Kourounis stated.

    In conclusion, the journalist expressed gratitude for the people who took to the streets for a unity rally in Paris on Sunday and called it "a big hug".

    On January 7, three men attacked the office of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, killing 12 people and injuring 11 others. The two terrorists responsible for the attack were killed later during a police raid. The third suspect turned himself in.

    The French magazine is known for its cartoons mocking political and religious figures, among them the Prophet Muhammad. The cover of the new Charlie Hebdo edition due to come out on Wednesday also depicts the Prophet.

    A unity rally that took place in Paris on Sunday and was attended by more than three million people who called for an end to extremist violence worldwide.

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