Man admits part in Germanextremist group's attacks

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8 July 2004 , BERLIN - A 50-year-old man has admitted taking part in gun and bomb attacks in Germany as a member of a leftwing extremist group. The former caretaker is on trial in Berlin nine months after his extradition from Canada. He is accused of taking part in a bomb attack on an office for asylum seekers in 1987 and involvement in the shooting of a judge and the former head of the office for asylum seekers in the 1980s. Both men were shot in the knee. The Berlin attacks were part of a campaign by the

8 July 2004

BERLIN - A 50-year-old man has admitted taking part in gun and bomb attacks in Germany as a member of a leftwing extremist group.

The former caretaker is on trial in Berlin nine months after his extradition from Canada.

He is accused of taking part in a bomb attack on an office for asylum seekers in 1987 and involvement in the shooting of a judge and the former head of the office for asylum seekers in the 1980s. Both men were shot in the knee.

The Berlin attacks were part of a campaign by the Revolutionary Cells group against the then German government's immigration policies. The group claimed a total of 186 attacks across the country.

The defendant said he had helped reconnoitre the site for the bomb attack and had monitored police radio as a lookout in the gun attacks.

Prosecutors are calling for a suspended prison term for the man who later renounced his ties with the Revolutionary Cells and immigrated to Canada in 1988.

 DPA

Subject: German news

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