Dutch call for RAF terrorist to finish jail time

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4 August 2005, THE HAGUE - Public prosecutors in the Netherlands have asked German authorities to extradite a former Red Army Faction terrorist to serve a prison sentence handed down to him by a Dutch court nearly 30 years ago, Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad reported Wednesday.

4 August 2005

THE HAGUE - Public prosecutors in the Netherlands have asked German authorities to extradite a former Red Army Faction terrorist to serve a prison sentence handed down to him by a Dutch court nearly 30 years ago, Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad reported Wednesday.

In 1977 Knut Folkerts was sentenced to 20 years in jail by a Utrecht court for fatally shooting a policeman. The same year, however, he was extradited to his native Germany where he was given a life sentence for the murder of federal prosecutor Siegfried Buback.

In 1995 Folkerts was released and has since renounced violence. Wednesday's newspaper report, citing state prosecutors, said Dutch authorities now wanted to see Folkerts serve his outstanding prison sentence in Utrecht.

Former colleagues of the dead police officer claim Folkerts frequently returns to the Netherlands and has been seen in Utrecht.

DPA

Subject: German news

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