Thursday, October 13, 2016

German Terror Suspect's Death in Jail a Scandal

A terrorist suspect in Germany committed suicide in his jail cell. The suspect, Jaber al-Bakr, was caught after a manhunt following a raid on his flat. He was suspected of plotting to bomb an airport in Berlin. Three Syrian asylum seekers turned al-Bakr in after he came to them for help. The suspect implicated the three Syrians in his bomb plot. Al-Bakr's death is a judicial embarrassment for Germany. He was on suicide watch, but prison officials neglected to ensure his safety.

-Hannah Friedle

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