Trial of Germans begins after racial attack

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22 October 2007, Neuruppin (dpa) - The trial began Monday of two young Germans accused of racially motivated attacks on an Indian and a Nicaraguan carried out in the eastern town of Prenzlau on the anniversary of Hitler's birthday in April this year.

22 October 2007

Neuruppin (dpa) - The trial began Monday of two young Germans accused of racially motivated attacks on an Indian and a Nicaraguan carried out in the eastern town of Prenzlau on the anniversary of Hitler's birthday in April this year.

The accused, a 23-year-old man charged with the attempted murder of the 30-year-old Indian man and a 25-year-old man charged with assault, did not respond to the charges.

They are accused of attacking the Nicaraguan man, a doctor, on April 20 in the town to the north-east of Berlin. They then attacked the Indian man.

It is alleged the attacks took place after the two had celebrated the birthday of Adolf Hitler, the German dictator who held power from 1933 to 1945.

Earlier reports said the two accused had been part of a group of four. The accused are said to have shouted, "Foreigner, Turk," at the Indian, hitting him in the face and kicking him in the head once he was on the ground.

DPA

Subject: German news

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