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No Snowden clemency, White House, lawmakers say

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The White House and two key lawmakers rejected clemency for Edward Snowden, who said the documents he leaked were leading to U.S. surveillance-program reforms.
Snowden offers to testify in Germany about U.S. spying

Snowden offers to testify in Germany about U.S. spying

BERLIN, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Whistle-blower Edward Snowden is willing to travel to Germany to testify about U.S. spying on the country, a German lawmaker said Friday.

German left strengthened by anti-G8 raids?

BERLIN, May 11 (UPI) -- As German politicians bicker over police raids targeting the far left, some argue the anti-globalization movement has been strengthened as a result.

Germany uses journalists as spies

BERLIN, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A German intelligence service has paid more than 20 German foreign correspondents for spy dispatches, it was reported Monday.

Germany probes case of ex-Gitmo inmate

BERLIN, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The German government decided Thursday the case of a former Guantanamo inmate will get its own parliamentary inquiry, a move that worries the opposition.

German govt. divided over Lebanon mission

BERLIN, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The German government remains divided over whether to commit troops to a United Nations-mandated stability force in Lebanon.

Expert: Germany is a terror target

BERLIN, July 12 (UPI) -- Germany is moving increasingly into the focus of Islamist terror because of its engagement in Afghanistan, according to an expert.

Ex-Nazi judge appointed to German assembly

BERLIN, May 21 (UPI) -- A German opposition party has drawn fire for selecting a Nazi-era judge to sit in the assembly that will select the country's president.
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Hans-Christian Ströbele is a German politician and lawyer. He is a member of the German Green party.

Born 7 June 1939 in Halle (Saale); married. Graduated from gymnasium in Marl (Westfalen). Studied law in Heidelberg and at the Free University of Berlin. Has practiced law since 1969 in Berlin. He was a member of the "Socialist Lawyers' Collective" for ten years, and has defended political criminals for thirty years, including members of the terrorist Red Army Faction.

In the late 1960s he was involved in the student movement. From 1970 to 1974, he was a member of the SPD. He co-founded the "Alternative List for Democracy and Environmental Protection," a predecessor to the Berlin chapter of the Greens. He was a member of the Bundestag from 31 March 1985 until 1987 and has been a member again since 1998. In 2002, he became the first Green politician ever to be directly elected to the Bundestag when he received a plurality of the votes in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Prenzlauer Berg East constituency. He was reelected in 2005 and 2009. He was one of the vice-leaders of the Green caucus in the Bundestag.

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