Former Red Army Faction member convicted in U.S. soldier murder wins early release

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17 August 2007, BERLIN (AP) - A German court said Friday it has ordered the early release on parole of a former Red Army Faction member who was convicted in connection with the 1985 murder of a U.S. soldier and the bombing of a U.S. base.

17 August 2007

BERLIN (AP) - A German court said Friday it has ordered the early release on parole of a former Red Army Faction member who was convicted in connection with the 1985 murder of a U.S. soldier and the bombing of a U.S. base.

Eva Haule can be released Aug. 21 after serving 21 years of her life sentence, the Frankfurt state court said in a statement.

Haule was convicted by a Stuttgart court in 1988 of membership in a terrorist organization and weapons possession, and in 1994 a Frankfurt court found her guilty of participating in the murder of a U.S. soldier and the bombing of the U.S. Rhein-Main air base.

Edward Pimental, a 20-year-old U.S. Army soldier, was killed after he left a discotheque in the western German city of Wiesbaden with a woman, on Aug. 7, 1985.

Authorities said the terrorists used Pimental's ID card to enter U.S. base in Frankfurt. The following day, explosives packed in a Volkswagen rocked the parking lot behind the base headquarters in Frankfurt, killing a U.S. airman and a civilian U.S. employee and injuring 23 other people.

Haule will become the second former member of the left-wing group that terrorized West Germany to win parole this year. In March, Brigitte Mohnhaupt was released after a quarter-century in prison for her involvement in some of the group's most notorious murders.

AP

Subject: German news

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