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A German neo-Nazi who drove into a group of left wingers leaving one brain damaged has been acquitted of attempted manslaughter.
The judge found he was acting in self-defence - even though one of the victims has been left with life-changing injuries.
The incident happened last October at a neo-Nazi event in Riegel am Rande in southern Germany.
The 29-year-old accused was sitting in his car in a car park when he was approached by a group of left-wing extremists, who had their faces covered. The neo-Nazi reacted by starting the ignition and driving into them at speed, hitting a 22-year-old.
The young man suffered a severe head injury and haemorrhaging, and continues to suffer from a speech impediment and lack of control over his movements.
But a Freiburg court acquitted the neo-Nazi of all charges. The judge ruled that he had acted in self-defence while trying to escape, and that the prosecution had failed to prove that he was deliberately trying to harm anyone.
"Justice is not biased," the judge said in her closing statements, adding that the trial had not been about political views, but whether a crime had been committed. She argued that the principle of "innocent until proven guilty" also applied to neo-Nazis.
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