Anti-war activist admits to 11 bomb hoaxes
Anti-war activist admits to 11 German bomb hoaxes
28 August 2007
Munich (dpa) - A 52-year-old anti-war activist admitted Monday she had hoaxed Germany with 11 fake bombs left on trains and said she had wanted to show her opposition to the war in Iraq and German troops serving in Afghanistan.
The discovery of the mocked-up bombs between August 2006 and February 2007 initially led to fears that international terrorists were on the loose in Germany.
Police said they found drafts of the claims of responsibility in her private papers.
At the start of her trial for breach of the peace, criminal damage and using prohibited symbols in graffiti, she said, "I wanted to say something fiercely."
Previous bombs planted by other people in trains had made people pay attention.
"It was the wrong thing to do," admitted the woman, who had recently been employed as a telephonist at a hospital and has previous convictions in connection with anti-war protests.
The trial is expected to take several days.
Subject: German news