Two men believed to be connected to Amedy Coulibaly, one of three gunmen who terrorized Paris in January, have been charged with "terrorist conspiracy to commit crimes against people," The New York Times reports.

According to the Times, the two men—identified by prosecutors as Amar R., 33, and Said M., 25—were detained by French authorities along with two others earlier this week. The other two individuals were released.

The BBC reported this week that one of the four detained was Amar's girlfriend, a policewoman. "She is believed to have looked at Amar's police file after the January attack and sent it on to him," the BBC reported. "She has now been suspended."

Amar has five previous convictions for gang assault, theft, and abduction, the Times reports. Prosecutors said that he met Coulibaly at a prison near Paris. Prosecutors said that Said had also been convicted for gang assault and theft, and that his DNA was found on the strap of a Taser belonging to Coulibaly.

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