All posts for Hans-Christian Ströbele

June 23, 1975 Stuttgart

Croissant and Ströbele are arrested and Croissant’s Stuttgart offices are raided.

May 21, 1975 Stuttgart

The pretrial hearings of the Baader-Meinhof leaders begins in the newly constructed Stammheim prison courtroom. Utilitarian in nature, the courtroom was constructed on the grounds of Stammheim prison at a cost of DM 15,000,000. The roof is covered with jagged razor wire to prevent helicopter landings and steel nets to prevent any potential airborne bombs [read all]

April 15, 1975 Karlsruhe

Four American lawyers formally protest the “Baader-Meinhof Laws” in Germany’s Constitutional Court: former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, radical “Chicago Seven” lawyer William Kunstler, powerful leftist lawyer Peter Weiss, and William Schaap. Their protests do little good. The court approves the laws, allowing the Baader-Meinhof judges to exclude Klaus Croissant, Kurt Groenwald, and Hans-Christian Ströbele [read all]