The Baader-Meinhof Gang Heinrich “Ali” Jansen

Born in February 1948, Ali Jansen joined the Baader-Meinhof Gang shortly after its return from training in the Jordan desert. He helped out in the “triple coup” Berlin bank raids in the fall of 1970.

Jansen was arrested on 23 December, 1970, along with Uli Scholze. During the arrest Jansen reaches for his concealed handgun and fires wildly. No one is hurt, but three years later Jansen is sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempted murder.