Victims of German leftist terror group the Red Army Faction have reacted angrily to the news that one of its former leaders is to be given parole. A court in Stuttgart has ruled that Christian Klar, who has spent 26 years in prison for murder, will be released on parole in January. “In agreement with experts and the prison authorities, the Senate has no reason to believe the prisoner poses a continued danger to society,” a court spokeswoman said. Klar was convicted in 1985 of involvement in 20 murders and attempted murders in the 1970s. These included the killings of senior German industry figures and public officials. One of the RAF’s victims criticised the decision as a slap in the face to those who suffered.