Mühlhausen (dpa/th) - In the process of attacking two journalists in northern Thuringia, the co-plaintiff says it has largely withdrawn an application for evidence. After the two accused had admitted to having taken part in right-wing extremist marches, this no longer had to be proven separately, said the co-prosecutor Sven Adam on Wednesday on request.
From the point of view of the co-plaintiff, it is now possible to make a legally certain judgment about the motives of the two accused, said Adam. He often represents victims of right-wing extremist attacks.
The public prosecutor's office in Mühlhausen accuses the two accused in the so-called Fretterode trial of attacking the journalists in April 2018 without having been attacked by them beforehand. The accused initially followed the journalists with a car. The two journalists were seriously injured in the attack.
The defendants had partially admitted to the crime at the start of the trial, but stated that they had acted in a kind of self-defense.