The Guardian, “German leftists jailed for string of violent attacks on alleged neo-Nazis”

Student ‘Lina E’, 28, and three male accomplices sentenced amid chaotic court scenes for attacks that injured 13

By Philip Oltermann, May 31, 2023

A 28-year-old female German student and three accomplices have been found guilty of carrying out a string of attacks on members of Germany’s neo-Nazi scene, in one of the most high-profile trials of a group of militant leftists since the days of the Baader-Meinhof group.

The woman, who in keeping with Germany’s strict privacy laws was referred to only as “Lina E”, was sentenced on Wednesday to five years and three months in prison amid chaotic scenes at a court in Dresden, eastern Germany.

Three co-accused men aged between 28 and 37 were given sentences ranging from two years and five months to three years and three months, over either membership of or support for a criminal organisation.

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