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Woman gets life sentence for murders of ten persons

A member of a neo-Nazi gang in Germany has been found guilty, after a five-year trial by jury, of the race-motivated murders of ten persons.

Beate Zschäpe faced a jury for the murder of eight ethnic Turks, a Greek and a Policewoman, all murders having taken place between 2000 and 2007. Zschäpe was found guilty, and has been given a life sentence.

Zschäpe used to live in Zwickau with two men who died in the apartment, probably as a result of suicide. Their bodies had been found in a burnt-out caravan which is thought to have been used in a robbery. Zschäpe and the two men formed the National Socialist Underground (NSU).

Together with Zschäpe, four other persons were given jail sentences because of their connections with the gang. They were sentenced to between two and ten years each.

This trial by jury is being considered as the longest lasting trial ever held in modern German history.


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