Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Germany seeks extradition of Nazi sect paedophile doctor

Hartmut Hopp, 76, was the right-hand man of convicted paedophile Paul Schäfer, who in 1961 founded the notorious German commune Colonia Dignidad in Chile where residents were indoctrinated and kept as virtual slaves over three decades.

Schäfer also collaborated with the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, whose secret police used the colony - which lies around 350 kilometres (215 miles) south of the capital Santiago - as a place to torture opponents.

Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal had also reported that infamous concentration camp doctor Josef Mengele, dubbed the "Angel of Death", had been at the colony.

Hopp was convicted in 2011 for complicity in 16 cases of child sex abuse, but returned to Germany before the final court ruling was imposed two years later.

But now prosecutors in western Germany's Krefeld have demanded that Hopp serve out his five-year jail term in his country of origin, a spokesman said.  (more...)


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