Six-year jail sought for teenage girl in police stabbing case

 19 Jan 2017 - 23:52


Berlin: German prosecutors yesterday sought six years for a teenage girl accused of stabbing a police officer, an assault allegedly ordered by the Islamic State organisation but which it did not claim.
Safia S, 16, is charged with “attempted murder, grievous bodily harm and support for a foreign terrorist organisation”, a crime which carries up to 10 years in jail.
Prosecutors said the German-Moroccan national, who is believed to have been radicalised as a young girl, had sought to catch the attention of police officers by following them at the main train station in the northern city of Hanover.