Germany releases one of the last Red Army Faction members
Christian Klar, one of the last members of the terrorist far-left Red Army Faction to remain in prison, was released Friday after serving 26 years of a life sentence, according to the Justice Ministry in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.
The Red Army Faction, which was also known as the Baader-Meinhof gang,
carried out a series of assassinations of leading German figures during
the late 1970s and early 1980s, killing 34 people. It disbanded in 1998,
several years after renouncing violence. It subscribed to a
Marxist-Leninist ideology and sought to overthrow the capitalist West
German government and to fight perceived American imperialism.
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