Behind the assassination of Walter Lübcke, the trial of the German far right

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His confession and his regrets did not change anything. Thursday, after 44 days of hearing, Stephan E. was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a safety period of 15 years, by a court in Frankfurt for the murder of Walter Lübcke. The facts date back to June 2, 2019. That evening, Stephan E. shoots point blank at this Christian Democrat, director of the administration of northern Hesse. Four years earlier, in 2015, this right-wing extremist had participated in a public meeting near Kassel, during which Walter Lübcke had supported the German government’s migration policy. Since then, Walter Lübcke had become the scapegoat for the far right, and for Stephan E. in particular.

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