Prison workers suspended for KKK impersonation

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10 May 2005, WIESBADEN - Two prison employees in Germany were suspended on Tuesday amid an investigation into allegations that one of them put on an improvised Ku-Klux-Klan robe and hood to taunt an African-American inmate.

10 May 2005

WIESBADEN - Two prison employees in Germany were suspended on Tuesday amid an investigation into allegations that one of them put on an improvised Ku-Klux-Klan robe and hood to taunt an African-American inmate.

Officials said the incident allegedly occurred in March at the Butzbach prison near Wiesbaden and involved a 29-year-old prison guard masquerading as a Klansman as a 51-year-old prison worker goaded him on.

The incident is said to have occurred in a storage room for bed linens.

The victim was said to be an African-American US citizen who is serving an eight-year term on a sexual-offences conviction.

The unnamed victim filed complaints with prison authorities as well as with the US embassy.

The Ku Klux Klan was a secret society organised in the South after the US Civil War to reassert white supremacy by means of terrorism against black Americans. It was revived as a secret fraternal organisation of similar intent in Georgia in 1915, torturing and lynching untold numbers of people.

DPA

Subject: German news

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