A convicted terrorist and murderer who was released from prison last month is suing a German tabloid—for calling her a terrorist and a murderer. Brigitte Mohnhaupt, 57, served 24 years in prison for nine murders she helped carry out in the 1970s as a key member of the Red Army Faction, a leftist terrorist group. Now that she’s out, she says that Bild, Germany’s best-selling newspaper, is defaming her by referring to her in screaming headlines as the country’s “worst terrorist.” All but the most conservative German politicians are on her side. They say that even a criminal has the right to be treated with dignity. Bild, though, won’t back down. “We will continue to write about this part of German history,” said Bild spokesman Tobias Fröhlich, “and we won’t limit ourselves to the words that please Ms. Mohnhaupt.”
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