[Hpn] Neo-Nazis sentenced for homeless man's murder in Germany (fwd)

Tom Boland wgcp@earthlink.net
Mon, 5 Feb 2001 12:56:46 -0800 (PST)

http://newsfinder.arinet.com/fpweb/fp.dll/$stargeneral/htm/x_dv.htm/_ibyx/cg0302 6/_itox/starnet/_svc/news/_Id/700865047/_k/ERsxkXlkTV4Pq5O9 FWD Associated Press - AP Wire Service - Feb 02, 2001 FAR-RIGHT TEEN-AGERS SENTENCED TO PRISON IN DEATH OF HOMELESS MAN BERLIN (AP) _ Three far-right teen-agers who helped beat a homeless man to death at a Baltic island resort because they considered him a social outcast were sentenced Friday to terms ranging from three to 12 years. The Stralsund court sentenced a 19-year-old man to 12 years in prison and a 16-year-old accomplice to eight years in youth custody for murdering the 51-year-old man in the resort of Ahlbeck last July. Another 16-year-old was sent into youth custody for three years for causing bodily harm. Prosecutors had asked for a life sentence for the older defendant and 24-year-old Gunnar Doege, the chief suspect in the murder. Doege is being tried separately. The killing added to concern last year over a surge in neo-Nazi violence that spurred the government to pledge a crackdown on the far right and to call for ordinary Germans to stand up for the victims. Foreigners and Jews also have been attacked. The self-professed far-rightists had admitted attacking the man, saying he was an outsider who had no place on the island of Usedom, near the Polish border. According to prosecutors, they repeatedly jumped on the victim's head and body and kicked his genitals. The court has sought an additional psychiatric report on Doege, who was arrested last summer after a nationwide manhunt, to establish whether he can be considered responsible for his actions. Also Friday, police in Munich said the 19-year-old chief suspect in the savage beating and kicking of a Greek man by neo-Nazi skinheads last month has been arrested in the Netherlands on an international warrant for attempted murder. AP-CS-02-02-01 1718EST Received Id AP1010338F9F1AC9 on Feb 02 2001 16:22 END FORWARD **In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107, this material is distributed without charge or profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving this type of information for non-profit research and educational purposes only.** Visit HPN for CONSTANTLY UPDATING NEWS on Homeless People: *************************************************************** Over 10,000 articles by or via homeless & ex-homeless people Been Homeless? Then JOIN! EMAIL Tom Boland <wgcp@earthlink.net> Nothing About Us Without Us - Democratize Public Policy ***************************************************************