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NCJ Number: 134769 Find in a Library
Title: Terrorist Documentation
Journal: Terrorism  Volume:14  Issue:3  Dated:(July/September 1991)  Pages:195-207
Author(s): D Pluchinsky
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 13
Type: Presentation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Translations of communiques issued by the German Red Army Faction (RAF) are provided.
Abstract: Claiming responsibility for the July 27, 1990 attempted assassination in Bonn, Germany of Hans Neusel, a State Secretary in the German Ministry of Interior, the RAF describes their attack aimed in two directions. One is for the realization of the demand and building of a revolutionary counterpower in Western Europe. The other is the beginning of a long phase of struggle against the newly arisen Greater-German/Western European world power. Claiming responsibility for the February 13, 1991 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, Germany, the RAF targeted the U.S. because of their role in the "annihilation against the Iraqi people." On April 1, 1991, the RAF assassinated Detlev Rohwedder, the president of Treuhandanstalt, a German government agency charged with privatizing over 8,000 former German State-run firms. The RAF accused Rohwedder of organizing the collapse of the economy of the GDR so that the capitalists would have a free hand for rebuilding the country according to their own specifications and with an uprooted population. 9 notes
Main Term(s): Revolutionary or terrorist groups
Index Term(s): Assassination; Politically motivated violent crimes; Terrorist profiles
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