Court call for Carlos the Jackal to testify

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23 June 2004 , BERLIN - A court in Germany Wednesday heard a prosecution request to subpoena Carlos the Jackal to testify at the Berlin trial of the man believed to have been the convicted terrorist's right-hand man. Co-plaintiffs in the trial of German-born Johannes Weinrich, 56, said the testimony was essential to their case before Berlin State Court. Weinrich is on trial for six murders and 22 charges of attempted murder in a series of bomb attacks in the 1980s. He is already serving life in Germany for

23 June 2004

BERLIN - A court in Germany Wednesday heard a prosecution request to subpoena Carlos the Jackal to testify at the Berlin trial of the man believed to have been the convicted terrorist's right-hand man.

Co-plaintiffs in the trial of German-born Johannes Weinrich, 56, said the testimony was essential to their case before Berlin State Court.

Weinrich is on trial for six murders and 22 charges of attempted murder in a series of bomb attacks in the 1980s.

He is already serving life in Germany for the 1983 bombing of a French cultural centre in Berlin.

Prosecutors have called for a second life sentence to be given to the Weinrich.

The prosecution says Weinrich was a top member of a gang led by Illich Ramirez Sanchez, also known as Carlos, who is serving a life sentence in France for a series of attacks in Europe in the 1970s and 1980s.

 

DPA

Subject: German news

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