Hamburg supermarket attack: Ahmad Alhaw sentenced to life

Hamburg supermarket attack: Ahmad Alhaw sentenced to life
 

A failed asylum seeker has been sentenced to life imprisonment for a knife attack at a Hamburg supermarket last July.
The Palestinian attacker, Ahmad Alhaw, killed a 50-year-old man and seriously wounded six other people.
Alhaw shouted Islamist slogans as he lashed out. He was pursued and held down in the street by men from the German-Turkish community.
Alhaw pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.
But as there was no evidence that IS had helped him plot the attack, he was not charged with terrorism.
The judge highlighted the particular severity of the attack, making it unlikely that... read more

 
1 March 2018 in World News, Views: 29
Source: BBC
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