German court jails far-right extremist Stephan Balliet for killing two people in October 2019A gunman who killed two people in a rampage after a failed attack on a synagogue in the east German city of Halle last year has been sentenced to life in prison for what the prosecutor called “one of the most repulsive antisemitic acts since world war II”.Announcing the verdict on Monday morning, Judge Ursula Mertens noted that the far-right extremist Stephan Balliet had repeatedly tried to relativise the motives for his “cowardly attack” during the five-month trial. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/21/halle-synagogue-attack-gunman-sentenced-life-prison-stephan-balliet
Author : Philip Oltermann in Berlin
Publish date : 2020-12-21 12:52:58
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