Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Düsseldorf neo-Nazi attack: Defendant acquitted of bomb blast

A man accused of bombing a Düsseldorf train station in July 2000, targeting Jewish immigrants, has been acquitted.

A court ruled there was insufficient evidence to convict the man, an alleged neo-Nazi, who was charged with 12 counts of attempted murder.

The pipe bomb badly injured 10 of the 12 people, including a pregnant woman who lost her child and one of her feet.

Ahead of the verdict, prosecutors said an acquittal would be "the most serious legal error" in Düsseldorf's history.

During the trial, several witnesses withdrew or changed their statements, resulting in judges releasing the defendant - named in court as Ralf S - from pre-trial detention in May.

BBC       News.

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