Lassana Bathily"s father, France's ambassador to Mali, Gilles Huberson, and Lassana Bathily
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France attacks: Bathily gets hero's welcome in native home

The shop assistant who saved many customers' lives during the siege of the Jewish supermarket in Paris earlier this month has been given a hero's welcome in his native country Mali.

Lassana Bathily's application for French citizenship was fast-tracked in gratitude for his actions but he says he remains proud of his Malian heritage.

The BBC's Alex Duval Smith reports.

  • 30 Jan 2015
  • From the section Africa
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