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Ex-Red Army Faction member freed

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Ex-Red Army Faction member freed


A former member of the extreme left wing group the Red Army faction has been freed from jail in Germany.

Christian Klar, who is now 56, was released after spending 26 years behind bars for his involvement in 20 murders and attempted murders, which included the killings of senior German public figures. Convicted in 1982, Klar was freed from Bruchsal prison in south west Germany early Friday morning after serving the minimum sentence required. The Red Army faction, also called the ‘Baader-Meinhof Gang, was a left wing group which grew out of student protests and the anti-Vietnam war movement in West Germany in the 1960’s. Responsible for the deaths of more than 30 people, in particular Siegfired Buback in 1977, the group became infamous for its brutality.

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