The mother of a Jewish student who died after attending a Right-wing youth camp in Germany said today she would not rest until “her son’s killers are brought to justice.” Jeremiah Duggan, 22, was found dead on an autobahn in Wiesbaden on March 27, 2003 after attending a conference organised by US-based far-Right organisation LaRouche to protest against the impending Iraq war. German authorities concluded that his death was “a suicide by means of a traffic accident”, but last week north London coroner Andrew Walker ruled that the 22-year-old had not committed suicide and recorded a narrative conclusion. He said that attending the conference might have had some bearing on his death, adding that there were “unexplained injuries on his body”. Today, his mother Erica, 65, she believed German authorities “covered up” mistakes in the initial investigation. She said: “My father came from Germany and escaped from Hitler in Berlin and his only grandson died out there. Jerry did not know what he was going to and found himself among people with anti-Semitic views in a country with Germany’s history. “He was critical and suddenly they said he was a spy. It’s so shocking this is allowed to go on in Germany.”
Duggan phoned his mother hours before he was found dead to tell her
that he was worried the group was after him.
Learn about the shadowy world of LaRouche: "Cults expert Prof Matthew Feldman, of Teesside University, said the
conference would have taken place in an “apocalyptic atmosphere with a
fear of Armageddon” six days after the start of the Iraq war, as the
LaRouche organisation believed the start of World War Three “had been
around the corner for decades”. Experts said because Jeremiah was a
British Jew, and had briefly had family counselling as a child at the
Tavistock, his “integrity, commitment and allegiance” would have been
under suspicion. Jeremiah was found dead on an autobahn in Wiesbaden on March 27, 2003 having been hit by a car."
The lawyers for Sabastian Prosa, who was 19 at the time of the 2012 collision, had asked for 12 charges he faces to be dropped because a sample of his blood leaked during the investigation and couldn't be properly tested. Justice Glenn Hainey said the loss of the blood sample did violate Prosa's charter rights, but said he wouldn't stay the proceedings. The judge is expected to make a ruling in the case at an upcoming June court date. "Results from the testing of his blood sample are not necessary for Mr. Prosa to put forward his defence. They may or may not have supported it," Hainey said.........Prosa was behind the wheel of a GMC Envoy that struck a van carrying Jayanatha Wijeratne, along with his wife, Antonette, and their 16-year-old daughter, Eleesha, in August 2012. Jayantha Wijeratne, 49, and his daughter died in the crash, while Antonette Wijeratne suffered severe injuries. Prosa has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. At trial, he has admitted to driving the vehicle that night, as well as to having almost double the legal limit of alcohol in his system at the time. But Prosa says he believes his drink was spiked on the night of the crash, and his lawyer, Alan Gold, argues the loss of the blood sample affects Prosa's ability to mount a full defence. "
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