Ex-RAF terror group woman jailed
Becker was arrested in May 1977 and convicted of armed robbery and attempted murder stemming from a shootout with police that preceded her arrest. She was sentenced to life in prison, but pardoned in 1989 by West Germany's president.
Three other Red Army Faction terrorists - Brigitte Mohnhaupt, Christian Klar and Knut Folkerts - were convicted of involvement in the Buback shooting in Karlsruhe in southwestern Germany, in which driver Wolfgang Goebel and bodyguard Georg Wurster also were killed. All refused to testify at Becker's trial.
Becker was arrested again in August 2009 after a new investigation was opened. The Red Army Faction emerged from German student protests against the Vietnam War. The group launched a violent campaign against what members considered US imperialism and capitalist oppression of workers. The organisation killed 34 people and injured hundreds. It declared itself disbanded in 1998.
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