Witness in hate crime documentary beaten in Mügeln
DDP/The Local · 30 Sep 2008, 13:27
Published: 30 Sep 2008 13:27 GMT+02:00
The 35-year-old was treated for lacerations on his head and haematoma after he was attacked from behind by a 20-year-old in Mügeln on Saturday night.
The man, who had appeared a documentary aired by public broadcaster ARD about a shocking anti-foreigner attack against a group of eight Indians by a mob of Germans after a town festival in Mügeln in August 2007, told police his remarks in the film may be related to Saturday's attack.
“We are investigating whether there is a connection,” a Leipzig prosecutor's office spokesman Ricardo Schulz said, adding that the suspect in the attack is known for other crimes, though none of them race-related.
The suspect was not involved in the 2007 attack, but will “face the hard reality of the law,” according to Mügeln 's mayor Gotthard Deuse in local daily Leipziger Volkszeitung.