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September 1977

The Schleyer Communiqués

September 5th to October 13th 1977 monday, september 5, 1977 The federal government must take steps to ensure that all aspects of the manhunt cease—or we will immediately shoot Schleyer without even engaging in negotiations for his freedom. tuesday, september 6, 1977 On Monday September 5, 1977, the Siegfried Hausner Commando took Hanns Martin Schleyer, the President of the Federal Association of German Industries and the President of the Employers Association, captive.……… Read the rest

The Attack on the BAW

All the theories about the apparatus which we used to prevent the federal prosecutors from sitting comfortably in their offices musing about how to arrange the next murder of a political prisoner, or planning a manhunt or a show trial or raids against citizens and lawyers who sympathize with us, or fabricating all of the lies and the hatred of the “information offensive”—are false.……… Read the rest

Statement Breaking Off the Fifth Hunger Strike

Over the past week, we learned from a member of Amnesty International that the International Executive Committee’s mediation process—to establish more humane prison conditions, in line with the doctors’ demands, and to bring the hunger strike to an end—had broken down, because “the situation had hardened.” And, “following the attacks against the baw and Ponto, the authorities had received instructions from above to make an example of the prisoners.” That is in keeping with Rebmann’s announcement.……… Read the rest