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Man jailed by German court for stabbing mayor of Cologne

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Man jailed by German court for stabbing mayor of Cologne

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A German court has sentenced a man to 14 years in jail for stabbing the mayor of Cologne the day before Henriette Reker was elected.

The 45-year-old named as Frank S was found guilty of attempted murder.

The presiding judge said he wanted to send a signal to the government about refugee policy and create a climate of fear.

During his trial the man said he didn’t intend to kill but targeted the politician for her pro-refugee stance.

He admitted previous links to neo-Nazi groups.

The attack last October as Reker attended an election event left her in a coma for several days.

She continues to receive medical treatment.

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