The terror trial of Beate Zschape hears closing arguments in Germany. In addition to a series of murders, Zschape stands accused of bombings and bank robberies.
A defence lawyer for Beate Zschäpe, the only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi trio, Tuesday launched final arguments, signalling the end phase of a mammoth murder and terrorism trial.
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- In Germany, the accused members and supporters of the Neo-Nazi terrorist group National Socialist Underground are found guilty of the murders of nine immigrants and one policewoman, assistance in said murders, bomb attacks, attempted murders, and robbery. The main defendant and last surviving member of the terrorist group, Beate Zschape, is sentenced to life imprisonment.
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel removes Hans-Georg Maassen from the position of President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution after his remarks downplaying anti-migrant violence.
- The world's first commercial hydrogen-powered passenger train enters service in Lower Saxony, Germany. The Alstom developed train uses a hydrogen fuel cell which emits no carbon dioxide.
- Germany lifts a blanket ban on Nazi symbolism in video games, including the swastika.
- A German couple is jailed for twelve years each for selling the woman's son to a Spanish pedophile on the dark web, who repeatedly abused him. The couple themselves previously abused the boy and a three-year-old girl, whom they are ordered to pay EUR42,500 in compensation. The Spaniard is sentenced to ten years.