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NCJ Number: 30931 Find in a Library
Title: SHOULD ONE WHO TURNS STATE'S EVIDENCE BE REWARDED - WEST GERMANY
Journal: KRIMINALISTIK  Volume:29  Issue:7  Dated:(JULY, 1975)  Pages:289-292
Author(s): H U STOERZER
Corporate Author: Kriminalistik Verlag Gmbh
Germany (Unified)
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Kriminalistik Verlag Gmbh
6900 Heidelburg 1, Germany
Format: Article
Language: German
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: IN CONNECTION WITH A NOTORIOUS WEST GERMAN KIDNAPPING CASE, IT WAS PROPOSED THAT SPECIAL PRIVILEGES BE GRANTED TO ANYONE GIVING TESTIMONY CLEARING UP THE CASE OR LEADING TO THE ARREST OF THE RINGLEADERS.
Abstract: THE PERSON KIDNAPPED WAS PETER LORENZ, CHAIRMAN OF THE BERLIN CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC UNION. DIETHER POSSER, THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE OF NORTH RHINE WESTPHALIA, PROPOSED GRANTING EITHER IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION, A LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY, PERMISSION FOR THE KEY WITNESS TO CHANGE HIS NAME, OR THE OPPORTUNITY TO EMIGRATE, UNMOLESTED, TO A COUNTRY OF THE WITNESS' CHOICE. POSSER'S PROPOSAL LED TO CONSIDERABLE DISCUSSION, AND A GOOD DEAL OF OPPOSITION WAS VOICED TO THE IDEA OF GIVING MONEY TO A WITNESS TURNING STATE'S EVIDENCE. THE AUTHOR EXPRESSES DOUBT THAT THE PROPOSAL WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT FURTHER DISCUSSION. --IN GERMAN
Index Term(s): Germany; Kidnapping; Witness immunity; Witnesses
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