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Suspected far-right extremists set fire to politician's car

DDP/The Local · 26 Mar 2010, 15:55

Published: 26 Mar 2010 15:55 GMT+01:00

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Evrim Baba, who has repeatedly taken a stand against far-right activity in her political career, is a member of the Berlin city parliament for the socialist Left party.

The politician said she believed the attack came from the neo-Nazi scene after recently receiving a number of threats. Several days ago a smelly liquid was also thrown inside the 39-year-old’s car, rendering it unusable.

City politicians from both Baba’s party and the centre-left Social Democrats condemned the attack.

Baba fled with her family from the Turkey's then military regime as an eight-year-old child and worked as an interpreter before becoming a member of the Berlin legislature in 1999.

She is the Left party’s speaker on women’s issues in the capital.

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The fire attack on Baba’s car follows a similar crime in which two cars were burned outside conservative Berlin politician Robbin Juhnke’s home in the summer of 2009. In that case left-wing anarchists claimed responsibility.

DDP/The Local (news@thelocal.de)

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17:20 March 26, 2010 by peschvogel
Typisch...Wouldnt expect anything less from the unemployed youth of Berlin...
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She's the Kurdish poster child for absolutely hot.
13:59 March 27, 2010 by Celeon
Maybe it was militant wing of the Erdogan youth? :-D
16:27 March 27, 2010 by dbert4
@wxman - Agreed, she is hot.
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