Friday, February 18, 2011

Air attack near Kunduz: No new trial against Colonel Klein

The German Colonel Georg Klein ordered the air strike nearly one and a half years after the devastating air attack in Kunduz, the Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf stopped another attempt at criminal processing. A father who had lost two sons in claims to the bombing, wanted to achieve, that is on trial for the murder of Colonel George Klein.

The Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court rejected the so-called Klageerzwingungsverfahren but from reasons of form, as a spokesman announced on Friday. In the bombing on 4 September 2009, two fuel tankers were stolen by the Taliban, according to the Bundeswehr 91 people killed and 11 injured.

The attack was commanded by Colonel Klein and carried by U.S. fighter planes were. The federal prosecutor had closed the case against Klein in April 2010. The Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court based its decision on the fact that the father had not dealt enough with the attitude and opinion of the Attorney General in the given evidence.

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