FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A German courtroom sentenced a far-right sympathiser to life imprisonment on Thursday for taking pictures lifeless a pro-immigration politician two years in the past in a case that raised questions on whether or not Germany is doing sufficient to sort out right-wing radicalism.
Walter Luebcke, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, was discovered lifeless in a pool of blood outdoors his home within the western state of Hesse in June 2019. He had been shot within the head at shut vary.
The courtroom convicted the defendant, Stephan Ernst, of the murder of Luebcke in Hesse by taking pictures him on the night time of June 1-2 2019.
“The accused was sentenced to life in jail for the homicide of Dr. Luebcke,” the Greater Regional Courtroom in Frankfurt stated on its official Twitter account.
Luebcke was a determine of hate for the far-right due to his outspoken help for Merkel’s determination in 2015 to open Germany’s doorways to tons of of thousand of migrants and asylum seekers, lots of them fleeing conflicts within the Center East and past.
(Reporting by Reuters Tv; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Enhancing by Gareth Jones)
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